Praising It New: The Best of the New Criticism / Edition 1

Praising It New: The Best of the New Criticism / Edition 1

by Garrick Davis
     
 

Marked by a rigorously close textual reading, detached from biographical or other extratextual material, New Criticism was the dominant literary theory of the mid-twentieth century. Praising It New is the first anthology of New Criticism to be printed in fifty years. It includes important essays by such influential poets and critics as T. S. Eliot, Ezra

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Marked by a rigorously close textual reading, detached from biographical or other extratextual material, New Criticism was the dominant literary theory of the mid-twentieth century. Praising It New is the first anthology of New Criticism to be printed in fifty years. It includes important essays by such influential poets and critics as T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Yvor Winters, Cleanth Brooks, R. P. Blackmur, W. K. Wimsatt, and Robert Penn Warren. This anthology now makes much of the best American poetry criticism available again, and includes short biographies and selected bibliographies of its chief figures. Praising It New is the perfect introduction for students to the best American poetry criticism of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804011082
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
05/13/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Forward into the Past: Reading the New Critics William Logan Logan, William

A Note on the Editor's Method of Selection

Introduction

The Golden Age of Poetry Criticism Garrick Davis Davis, Garrick

Pt. 1 Where to Begin? 1

The Ideal Approach to Criticism

Introduction to The Sacred Wood T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. 3

The Perfect Critic T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. 7

The New Syllabus

How to Read Ezra Pound Pound, Ezra 16

Against the Historical Method

Miss Emily and the Bibliographer Allen Tate Tate, Allen 39

Teaching Literary Criticism

Criticism, Inc John Crowe Ransom Ransom, John Crowe 49

Is Literary Criticism Possible? Allen Tate Tate, Allen 61

Pt. 2 The New Criticism 73

First Principles

Preliminary Problems Yvor Winters Winters, Yvor 75

The Formalist Critics Cleanth Brooks Brooks, Cleanth 84

Against the Fallacies

The Affective Fallacy W. K. Wimsatt Wimsatt, W. K. Monroe C. Beardsley Beardsley, Monroe C. 92

The Intentional Fallacy W. K. Wimsatt Wimsatt, W. K. Monroe C. Beardsley Beardsley, Monroe C. 102

The Purity of Poetry

Pure and Impure Poetry R. P. Warren Warren, R. P. 117

The Objective Correlative

Hamlet and His Problems T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. 138

The Dissociation of Sensibility

The Metaphysical Poets T. S. ELlOT ELlOT, T. S. 143

The Isolation of Modern Poetry Delmore Schwartz Schwartz, Delmore 151

Close Reading

Texts from Housman Randall Jarrell Jarrell, Randall 161

Some Post-Symbolist Structures Hugh Kenner Kenner, Hugh 169

Pt. 3 Techniques and Truths 183

Breaking the Pentameter

A Retrospect Ezra Pound Pound, Ezra 185

Reflections on Vers Libre T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. 195

Making It New

Poets WithoutLaurels John Crowe Ransom Ransom, John Crowe 202

The End of the Line Randall Jarrell Jarrell, Randall 213

The Problem of Form J. V. Cunningham Cunningham, J. V. 220

Poetry as a Moral Discipline

Foreword to Primitivism and Decadence Yvor Winters Winters, Yvor 224

The Morality of Poetry Yvor Winters Winters, Yvor 233

Pt. 4 Appraising Poets and Periods 245

The Correction of Taste

T.S. Eliot: Thinker and Artist Cleanth Brooks Brooks, Cleanth 247

Religious Poetry in the United States R. P. Blackmur Blackmur, R. P. 260

Towards a Post-Kantian Verbal Music Kenneth Burke Burke, Kenneth 272

Coda

Lord Tennyson's Scissors: 1912-1950 R. P. Blackmur Blackmur, R. P. 286

Appendix

Selected Biographies and Bibliographies 303

Source Credits 331

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