A Note On Literary Criticism

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Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.A. 1992 Soft Cover First Edition As New Book First pb printing. Introduction by Alan M. Wald. This is Farrell's defense of the Marxist principles of ... literary criticism, as well as a discussion of the autonomy of literature from society and economics, the role of tradition in literary creation, the relation of literature to propaganda and the nature of aesthetic value. Unread, as new. 213 pp. Read more Show Less

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James T. Farrell's compelling defense of the Marxist principles of literary criticism was hailed by Edmund Wilson as ""a remarkable event"." Now available in its entirety for the first time is more than five decades, A Note On Literary Criticism liberated a section of the Great Depression's radical intelligentsia from vulgar, over politicized approaches to cultural criticism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231082570
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 5/6/1993
  • Edition description: Columbia University Press Morningside ed
  • Pages: 213
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Morningside Edition
I The Duality of Literature 3
II Impressionism 6
III Humanism 15
IV Left-Wing Dualism 21
V The Literature of the Past in the Present 33
VI Marx on the Relative Aesthetic Validity of Literature 39
VII Tradition in Thought 47
VIII The Categories of "Bourgeois" and Proletarian 69
IX Individualism and the Class Struggle 87
X Literature and Propaganda 126
XI Growth and Decay in Literature 172
XII Conclusion 202
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