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A vintage creation to the ever-evolving box of recent literary concept, now in an improved and up-to-date edition.Considers 'New Aestheticism' and engages with the tips of 'Post-Theory' includes wide publications to additional examining, net and digital assets to make sure the standard of scholars' learn A word list defines key theoretical and important phrases incorporates a advisor to proper journals
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Extra resources for A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory (5th Edition)
Not being a theory, but merely ‘true judgement’ and common sense based on lived experience (‘“This – doesn’t it? – bears such a relation to that; this kind of thing – don’t you find it so? – wears better than that”’, for the essay ‘Literary Criticism and Philosophy’ see above p. 24), Leavisian criticism had no need of theory – could not in fact be theorized. Paradoxically, and for many years, that was its greatest strength. Selected reading Key texts Arnold, Matthew, Culture and Anarchy , ed.
Rylance, Rick, ‘The New Criticism’, in Encyclopaedia of Literature and Criticism, Martin Coyle, Peter Garside, Malcolm Kelsall and John Peck (eds) (Routledge, London, 1990). Samson, Anne, F. R. Leavis (Harvester Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead, 1992). qxd 07/02/2005 14:43 Page 29 . CHAPTER 2 Russian formalism and the Bakhtin School S tudents of literature brought up in the tradition of AngloAmerican New Criticism with its emphasis on ‘practical criticism’ and the organic unity of the text might expect to feel at home with Russian Formalism.
R. Leavis (Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 1983). MacKillop, I. , F. R. Leavis: A Life in Criticism (Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, Harmondsworth, 1995). Mulhern, Francis, The Moment of ‘Scrutiny’ (Verso, London, 1979). Newton, K. , Interpreting the Text: A Critical Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Literary Interpretation (Harvester Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead, 1990). Norris, Christopher, William Empson and the Philosophy of Literary Criticism (Athlone Press, London, 1978). Parrinder, Patrick, Authors and Authority: English and American Criticism, 1750–1990 (2nd edn, Macmillan, Basingstoke, 1991).
A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory (5th Edition) by Widdowson / Brooker