American Literary Criticism from the Thirties to the Eighties

American Literary Criticism from the Thirties to the Eighties This book provides accounts of thirteen American critical schools and movements of the period from the early s to the mid s Each chapter presents a history of a specific school or movement co

  • Title: American Literary Criticism from the Thirties to the Eighties
  • Author: Vincent B. Leitch
  • ISBN: 9780231064279
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book provides accounts of thirteen American critical schools and movements of the period from the early 1930s to the mid 1980s Each chapter presents a history of a specific school or movement, covering pertinent social and cultural backgrounds, main figures and texts, key philosophical and critical theories and practices and significant relations with allied and antThis book provides accounts of thirteen American critical schools and movements of the period from the early 1930s to the mid 1980s Each chapter presents a history of a specific school or movement, covering pertinent social and cultural backgrounds, main figures and texts, key philosophical and critical theories and practices and significant relations with allied and antagonistic contemporaneous movements both here and abroad.

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    1. A. Intro: This book examines 13 American critical schools and movements from the 1930s to the 1980s. He argues that the history of criticism is not separable from economic, social, political, cultural, and institutional history. There has been one main conflict during these years in literary criticism1. “Formalistic” schools: They are devoted to linguistic, ontological, and epistemological habits of mind. Exemplified by New Criticism, Chicago School, phenomenological criticism, hermeneutics, [...]

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