Literary criticism : a short history / William K. Wimsatt, Jr. and Cleanth Brooks.

; Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-1994, author
[1st ed.].. New York : Knopf, 1957.

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Other Authors Brooks, Cleanth, 1906-1994,
Subjects Criticism -- History.
Critique -- Histoire.
Literature -- History and criticism.
LitteĢrature -- Histoire et critique.
Description 755 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1957.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Contents part 1. Socrates and the rhapsode -- Aristotle's answer: poetry as structure -- Aristotle: tragedy and comedy -- The verbal medium: Plato and Aristotle -- Roman classicism: Horace -- Roman classicism: Longinus -- The neo-Platonic conclusion: Plotinus and some medieval themes -- part 2. Further medieval themes -- The sixteenth century -- English neo-classicism: Jonson and Dryden -- Dryden and some later seventeenth-century themes -- Rhetoric and neo-classic wit -- Addison and Lessing: poetry as pictures -- Genius, emotion, and association -- The neo-classic universal: Samuel Johnson -- part 3. Poetic diction: Wordsworth and Coleridge -- German ideas -- Imagination: Wordsworth and Coleridge -- Peacock vs. Shelley: rhapsodic didacticism -- The Arnoldian prophecy -- The real and the social: art as propaganda -- Art for art's sake -- Expressionism: Benedetto Croce -- The historical method: a retrospect -- part 4. Tragedy and comedy: the internal focus -- Symbolism -- I.A. Richards: a poetics of tension -- The semantic principle -- Eliot and Pound: an impersonal art -- Fiction and drama: the gross structure -- Myth and archetype -- part 5. Epilogue.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)326100
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Wimsatt, William K. 1907-1975.
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