Beyond the Blurb: On Critics and Criticism

Beyond the Blurb: On Critics and Criticism

by Daniel K. Green

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Beyond the Blurb: On Critics and Criticism by Daniel K. Green

Beyond the Blurb is a selection of essays that identifies the most important principles of literary criticism and considers the relevance of those principles in the work of specific literary critics, including James Wood, Harold Bloom, and Susan Sontag. Intended for academic and general readers alike, this insightful collection of essays takes a contrarian attitude toward current orthodoxies—its assessment of the flawed strategies used by prominent critics is especially revealing—and offers a critical philosophy that reaffirms the value not just of criticism but of literature itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990915041
Publisher: Cow Eye Press
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Daniel Green is a literary critic whose essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications both online and in print. He maintains the literary weblog, The Reading Experience, which he created in 2004.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part 1: Critical Issues; Close Reading; The Authority of Criticism; Aesthetic Autonomy; The Authority of Critics; Blogs and Alternative Literary Criticism; Part 2: Critical Failures; James Wood; Christopher Hitchens; Morris Dickstein and Historical Criticism; Hershel Parker: Criticism vs. Scholarship; Postmodern Fiction and Academic Criticism; Part 3: Critical Successes; Susan Sontag; Harold Bloom; Richard Poirer; William Gass; Michael Gorra's Portrait of a Novel and "In-Between" Criticism; David Winters's Infinite Fictions; S.D. Chrostowska's Matches; Bibliography; Acknowledgments.

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