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The mirror and the lamp : romantic theory and the critical tradition

Author: M H Abrams
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1971.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M H Abrams
ISBN: 0195014715 9780195014716
OCLC Number: 154060039
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Oxford University Press, 1953.
Description: 406 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: Orientation of critical theories --
Imitation and the mirror --
Romantic analogues of art and mind --
Development of the expressive theory of poetry and art --
Varieties of romantic theory, Wordsworth and Coleridge --
Varieties of romantic theory, Shelley, Hazlitt, Keble, and others --
Psychology of literary invention, mechanical and organic theories --
Psychology of literary invention, unconscious genius and organic growth --
Literature as a revelation of personality --
Criterion of truth to nature, romance, myth, and metaphor --
Science and poetry in romantic criticism.
Responsibility: by M.H. Abrams.

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