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

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

by William Logan, Garrick Davis


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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)

About the Author

Garrick Davis is the founding editor of the Contemporary
Poetry Review, the largest online archive of poetry criticism in the world ( His poetry
and criticism have appeared in the New Criterion,
Verse, the Weekly Standard,McSweeney’s, and the New
York Sun.
He also edited Child of the Ocmulgee: the Selected
Poems of Freda Quenneville
. He is the literature
specialist of the National Endowment for the Arts in
Washington DC.

Table of Contents

Foreword   William Logan
Forward into the Past: Reading the New Critics     ix
Acknowledgments     xvii
A Note on the Editor's Method of Selection     xix
Introduction: The Golden Age of Poetry Criticism   Garrick Davis     xxi
Where to Begin?     1
The Ideal Approach to Criticism
Introduction to The Sacred Wood   T. S. Eliot     3
The Perfect Critic   T. S. Eliot     7
The New Syllabus
How to Read   Ezra Pound     16
Against the Historical Method
Miss Emily and the Bibliographer   Allen Tate     39
Teaching Literary Criticism
Criticism, Inc.   John Crowe Ransom     49
Is Literary Criticism Possible?   Allen Tate     61
The New Criticism     73
First Principles
Preliminary Problems   Yvor Winters     75
The Formalist Critics   Cleanth Brooks     84
Against the Fallacies
The Affective Fallacy   W. K. Wimsatt   Monroe C. Beardsley     92
The Intentional Fallacy   W. K. Wimsatt   Monroe C. Beardsley     102
The Purity of Poetry
Pure and Impure Poetry   R. P. Warren     117
TheObjective Correlative
Hamlet and His Problems   T. S. Eliot     138
The Dissociation of Sensibility
The Metaphysical Poets   T. S. Eliot     143
The Isolation of Modern Poetry   Delmore Schwartz     151
Close Reading
Texts from Housman   Randall Jarrell     161
Some Post-Symbolist Structures   Hugh Kenner     169
Techniques and Truths     183
Breaking the Pentameter
A Retrospect   Ezra Pound     185
Reflections on Vers Libre   T. S. Eliot     195
Making it New
Poets Without Laurels   John Crowe Ransom     202
The End of the Line   Randall Jarrell     213
The Problem of Form   J. V. Cunningham     220
Poetry as a Moral Discipline
Foreword to Primitivism and Decadence   Yvor Winters     224
The Morality of Poetry   Yvor Winters     233
Appraising Poets and Periods     245
The Correction of Taste
T. S. Eliot: Thinker and Artist   Cleanth Brooks     247
Religious Poetry in the United States   R. P. Blackmur     260
Towards a Post-Kantian Verbal Music   Kenneth Burke     272
Lord Tennyson's Scissors: 1912-1950   R. P. Blackmur     286
Selected Biographies and Bibliographies     303
Source Credits     331

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