Contingency blues : the search for foundations in American criticism (eBook, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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Contingency blues : the search for foundations in American criticism

Author: Paul Jay
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1997.
Series: Wisconsin project on American writers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Paul Jay focuses his analysis on two strands of American criticism. The first, which includes Richard Poirier and Giles Gunn, has attempted to revive what Jay insists is an anachronistic pragmatism derived from Emerson, James, and Dewey. The second, represented most forcefully by Richard Rorty, tends to reduce American criticism to a metadiscourse about the contingent grounds of knowledge. In chapters on Emerson,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jay, Paul, 1946-
Contingency blues.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1997
(DLC) 96042533
(OCoLC)35364781
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Jay
ISBN: 0585136246 9780585136240 9780299154134 0299154130
OCLC Number: 44961522
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 221 pages).
Contents: Modernity and nature in Emerson --
Emerson, Whitman, and the problem of culture --
George Santayana and Van Wyck Brooks: Pragmatism and the genteel tradition --
John Dewey: Pragmatism, modernism, and aesthetic criticism --
Kenneth Burke: Modernism and the motives of rhetoric --
Conclusion: Rhetoric, neopragmatism, border studies --
Beyond the contingency blues.
Series Title: Wisconsin project on American writers.
Responsibility: Paul Jay.

Abstract:

Paul Jay focuses his analysis on two strands of American criticism. The first attempts to revive what Jay insists is an anachronistic pragmatism derived from Emerson, James and Dewey. The second  Read more...

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