Culture of Criticism and the Criticism of Culture

Culture of Criticism and the Criticism of Culture

by Giles B. Gunn
     
 

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Giles Gunn's challenging new work is at once a passionately argued defense of the kind of moral reflection once associated in America with the writings of Lionel Trilling and Edmund Wilson and an acknowledgment that this pragmatic legacy must be reevaluated in the light of challenges posed by structuralist and post-structuralist theory. Gunn's perceptive analysis,…  See more details below

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Giles Gunn's challenging new work is at once a passionately argued defense of the kind of moral reflection once associated in America with the writings of Lionel Trilling and Edmund Wilson and an acknowledgment that this pragmatic legacy must be reevaluated in the light of challenges posed by structuralist and post-structuralist theory. Gunn's perceptive analysis, which includes lengthy discussions of such thinkers as Kenneth Burke, Clifford Geertz, Mikhail Bakhtin, Richard Rorty, Trilling, and Wilson, challenges the assumptions of modern criticism with a revised interpretation of pragmatism and its critical legacy. Part critical analysis, part philosophical argument, part literary and cultural history, this work is a carefully delineated vision of what criticism actively engaged in its society can accomplish.

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ISBN-13:
9780198021186
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2000
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
308 KB

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