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The personal heresy : a controversy

Author: E M W Tillyard; C S Lewis
Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1965.
Series: Oxford paperbacks, no. 94.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st issued in Oxford paperbacks, 1965View all editions and formats
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In his brilliant essay on The Personal Heresy in Criticism C. S. Lewis attacked the widely held belief the poetry is, or should be, the expression of the poet's personality. His attempt to supplant this assumption with an objective or impersonal theory of poetry was challenged by Dr. E. M. W. Tillyard whose interpretation of Paradise Lost he had called in question. So began a courteous but searching series of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E M W Tillyard; C S Lewis
OCLC Number: 44797096
Notes: First three essays originally appeared in vols. XIX, XX and XXI of the English Association's Essays and studies.
Description: 150 pages ; 20 cm
Series Title: Oxford paperbacks, no. 94.
Responsibility: E.M.W. Tilliary and C.S. Lewis.

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In his brilliant essay on The Personal Heresy in Criticism C. S. Lewis attacked the widely held belief the poetry is, or should be, the expression of the poet's personality. His attempt to supplant this assumption with an objective or impersonal theory of poetry was challenged by Dr. E. M. W. Tillyard whose interpretation of Paradise Lost he had called in question. So began a courteous but searching series of exchanges between two of the most learned and original scholar-critics of the their day." -- Back cover

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