The Committed Word: Literature and Public Values

The Committed Word: Literature and Public Values

by James Engell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271027876
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 06/04/2008
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

James Engell is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is also the author of The Creative Imagination (1981) and Forming the Critical Mind (1989).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
viii
Preface and Acknowledgments ix
The Committed Word
1(14)
Burke's Poetry and Prophecy
15(18)
Pope's American Constitution
33(18)
Swift Considers Words, Intelligence, and the Academy
51(12)
Hume's Cultural Critique
63(18)
Vico Tells the Story of Stories
81(18)
The Politics of Greed
99(20)
Robert Lowth, Unacknowledged Legislator
119(22)
Lincoln's Language, and Ours
141(22)
Recommitment
163(12)
Notes 175(18)
Index 193

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