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

Author: M H Abrams
Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, 1953.
Series: Norton library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the evolution of the Romantic approach to literary criticism and compares it to the other methods which prevailed in the early nineteenth century.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M H Abrams
ISBN: 0195004655 9780195004656
OCLC Number: 328390
Description: xii, 406 pages 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Orientation of critical theories --
Imitation and the mirror --
Romantic analogues of art and mind --
The 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 --
The psychology of literary invention: Mechanical and organic theories --
The psychology of literary invention: Unconscious genius and organic growth --
Literature as a revelation of personality --
The criterion of truth to nature: Romance, myth, and metaphor --
Science and poetry in romantic criticism.
Series Title: Norton library.

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Traces the evolution of the Romantic approach to literary criticism and compares it to the other methods which prevailed in the early nineteenth century.

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