Critical Understandings: The Powers and Limits of Pluralism

Critical Understandings: The Powers and Limits of Pluralism

by Wayne C. Booth
     
 

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Critics will always disagree, but, maintains Wayne Booth, their disagreement need not result in critical chaos. In Critical Understanding, Booth argues for a reasoned pluralism—a criticism more various and resourceful than can be caught in any one critic's net. He relates three noted pluralists—Ronald Crane, Kenneth Burke, and M. H. Abrams—to

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Critics will always disagree, but, maintains Wayne Booth, their disagreement need not result in critical chaos. In Critical Understanding, Booth argues for a reasoned pluralism—a criticism more various and resourceful than can be caught in any one critic's net. He relates three noted pluralists—Ronald Crane, Kenneth Burke, and M. H. Abrams—to various currently popular critical approaches. Throughout, Booth tests the abstractions of metacriticism against particular literary works, devoting a substantial portion of his discussion to works by W. H. Auden, Henry James, Oliver Goldsmith, and Anatole France.

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ISBN-13:
9780226065557
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/01/1982
Edition description:
Digital Reprint
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.91(d)

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