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The classic vision; the retreat from extremity in modern literature.

Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press [1971] .
ISBN 0801813123

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Subjects American literature -- History and criticism.
American literature.
English literature -- History and criticism.
English literature.
Het tragische.
Littérature américaine -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature anglaise -- Histoire et critique.
Description xiv, 376 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1971]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Contents Theoretical; the tragic vision and the classic vision -- Historical; The drab vision of earthly love -- The retreat from extremity through the worship of bloodless abstraction -- Eloisa to Abelard; the escape from body or the embrace of body -- The cosmetic cosmos of The Rape of the Lock -- Samuel Johnson; The extensive view of mankind and the cost of acceptance -- The retreat from extremity through the embrace of the natural human community -- William Wordsworth and the Felix Culpa -- Adam Bede and the cushioned fall; the extenuation of extremity -- Postscript; the naive classic and the merely comic -- The retreat from extremity through the acceptance of the human barnyard-- The human inadequacy of Gulliver, Strephon, and Walter Shandy-and the barnyard alternative -- The assumption of the burden of history in All the King's Men -- The retreat from the extremity through an alternative to Sainthood -- The light-ening of the burden of history; Light in August -- Murder in the Cathedral; the limits of drama and the freedom of vision.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)251991
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Krieger, Murray, 1923-
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