On Modern Poetry: From Theory to Total Criticism

On Modern Poetry: From Theory to Total Criticism

by Robert Rowland Smith

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On Modern Poetry: From Theory to Total Criticism by Robert Rowland Smith

All
too often, the history of poetry criticism in the 20th Century is told as a
tale of two sides. While 'Lit crit' pored over the author's every line,
'Theory' stood on the shoulder of texts to gaze into the metaphysical mists.
 Drawing
on the key insights of both Lit crit and Theory, On Modern Poetry tries to get beyond the opposition
between them, proposing instead a 'total criticism' that draws on all resources
available.It combines 'analytic irony' with 'imaginative empathy' in order
to generate fresh insights.
 The themes discussed in the first
part of the book include tradition, voice, rhyme, rhetoric, and objects,
bringing in critics such as Eliot, Heidegger, Empson, Blackmur, and De Man. The
second part examines texts by Tennyson, Symons, Hopkins, Larkin and Prynne.
 An
original exploration of poetry and its criticism, On Modern Poetry is an essential guide for readers
and students at all levels.   

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441148520
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 341 KB

About the Author

Robert Rowland Smith is a Quondam Fellow of All
Souls College, Oxford, UK. He is the author of Derrida and Autobiography and
Death-Drive: Freudian Hauntings in Literature and Art, as well as two works of popular philosophy - Breakfast with Socrates: The Philosophy
of Everyday Life
and Driving with Plato: the Meaning of
Life's Milestones
. A frequent contributor to BBC radio and
television, he is also a columnist and reviewer for the Sunday Times.

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