The Social Mission of English Criticism, 1848-1932

The Social Mission of English Criticism, 1848-1932

by Chris Baldick

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The Social Mission of English Criticism, 1848-1932 by Chris Baldick

Examining the transformation of English literary criticism, this book focuses on the social objectives of the pioneer critics and educationalists who established modern English studies. Of particular concern is their view of literary culture as a civilizing influence capable of reconciling class conflict, and their desire to preserve this culture in the face of the new dangers of "mass society"—advertising, pulp fiction, and the cinema.

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ISBN-13: 9780198129790
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/12/1987
Series: Oxford English Monographs Series
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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