The Culture of Critisim and the Critisim of Culture

The Culture of Critisim and the Critisim of Culture

by Giles B. Gunn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195056426

ISBN-13: 9780195056426

Pub. Date: 12/28/1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Giles Gunn's important new work is at once a provocative defense of the kind of moral reflection once associated in America with the writings of Lionel Trilling and Edmund Wilson and an acknowledgement that this pragmatic legacy must be reevaluated in the light of challenges posed by structuralist and post-structuralist theory. Including detailed discussions of

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Giles Gunn's important new work is at once a provocative defense of the kind of moral reflection once associated in America with the writings of Lionel Trilling and Edmund Wilson and an acknowledgement that this pragmatic legacy must be reevaluated in the light of challenges posed by structuralist and post-structuralist theory. Including detailed discussions of such thinkers as Kenneth Burke, Clifford Geertz, Mikhail Bakhtin, Richard Rorty, Trilling, and Wilson, Gunn 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195056426
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.48(d)

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