The achievement of American criticism; representative selections from three hundred years of American criticism. With a foreword by Harry Hayden Clark.


New York, Ronald Press Company [1954] .

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Subjects Criticism -- United States.
Criticism.
Critique -- États-Unis.
Littérature -- Critique et interprétation.
United States.
Description 724 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1954]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Contents The preface to the Bay Psalm Book / Richard Mather -- The prayse of eloquence / Michael Wigglesworth -- Preface to Wolcott's Poetical meditations / John Bulkley -- from Manuductio ad Ministerium / Cotton Mather -- An essay on style / Mather Byles -- Dogood papers, numbers VII ; from Idea of the English school / Benjamin Franklin -- An essay on the use and advantages of the fine arts / John Trumbull -- from The friend, numbers IV / Timothy Dwight -- On the gothic in literature; from Freneau's poems / Joseph Dennie -- National poetry / John Knapp -- from Hazlitt's English poets / Richard Henry Dana -- from Randolph / John Neal -- Edwin C. Holland ; Desultory thoughts on criticism / Washington Irving -- On the nature of poetry ; On the value and uses of poetry / William Cullen Bryant -- Remarks on national literature / William E. Channing -- Letter to Mr. ___ ; Hawthorne's tales ; The poetic principle ; Marginalia / Edgar Allan Poe -- from The defence of poetry / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- preface to Home as found ; preface to Afloat and ashore ; preface to the Leather-stocking tales / James Fenimore Cooper -- The poet / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Thomas Carlyle and his works / Henry David Thoreau -- Evangeline ; preface to Songs of three centuries / John Greenleaf Whittier -- Hawthorne and his mosses ; from The confidence man / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The function of the poet ; The imagination / James Russell Lowell -- preface to Leaves of grass ; A backward glance o'er travel'd roads / Walt Whitman -- from Over the teacups / Oliver Wendell Holmes -- The art of fiction ; preface to The ambassadors / Henry James -- from Criticism and fiction / William Dean Howells -- What is poetry? / Edmund Clarence Stedman -- from Crumbling idols / Hamlin Garland -- Fenimore Cooper's literary offences ; from What Paul Bourget thinks of us / Mark Twain -- The rise of the short story / Bret Harte -- The elements and function of poetry / George Santayana -- Impressionism and appreciation / Lewis E. Gates -- from The responsibilities of the novelist / Frank Norris -- The new criticism / J.E. Spingarn -- Remy de Groumont / James Huneker -- Criticism / Paul Elmer More -- from The masters of modern French criticism / Irving Babbitt -- Hamlet and his problems ; The metaphysical poets / T.S. Eliot -- from Sketches in criticism / Van Wyck Brooks -- from Prejudices: fourth series / H.L. Mencken -- The craft of Herman Melville: a putative statement / R.P. Blackmur -- The historical interpretation of literature / Edmund Wilson -- Reality in America / Lionel Trilling -- Modern criticism / Cleanth Brooks.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)325758
(OCoLC)ocm00325758
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WorldCat Identities Brown, Clarence Arthur,
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