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The republic of letters : a history of postwar American literary opinion / Grant Webster.

Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [1979] .
ISBN 9780801821752, 0801821754

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Subjects Criticism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Critique -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Influence.
Description xvii, 381 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The development of literary charters : The ideological period ; The critical revolution ; The period of normal criticism ; Historical change as crisis in criticism ; The obsolesence of charters: the eponymous critic -- A preliminary theory of literary charters -- T.S. Eliot and the Tory charter: Stage one: defeat ; Stage two: Contemptus Mundi ; Stage three: the word as world ; Stage four: The tradition ; Stage five: The sacred word -- The age of the explicators, 1938-1948 : Close reading as normal criticism: Cleanth Brooks ; Extension of influence in the quarterlies ; Formalism conquers the universities ; Eliot's triumph and the reaction ; Return to the past -- The formalist men of letters: T.S. Eliot as critic: the man behind the masks ; Allen Tate: the conservative critic ; R.P. Blackmur: the critic almost prophetic ; Austin Warren: the ideal regionalist ; Yvor Winters: the critic as Puritan narcissist ; Kenneth Burke: the critic as true believer -- The age of the theorists, 1949-1978 : Rene Wellek: theorist of the aesthetic ; Murray Krieger: the unrevolutionized critic ; The obsolescence of formalism -- The essential dialectic: reality versus imagination : The Partisan Review as community center ; The intellectual as avant-garde critic -- The intellectual man of letters : Lionel Trilling: critic without a cause ; Howe, Rahn, Kazin ; Edmund Wilson: the journalist as man of letters.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5007603
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WorldCat Identities Webster, Grant.
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