Coleridge And The New Criticism

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Anmol Publications Pvt. Limited, 1994 - 172 pages
Coleridge And The New Criticism Is A Study Of The Value And Significance Of The New Critics In Relation To The Coleridgean Poetics. The Author Has Presented The Evolution Of Coleridgean Ideas As A Part Of The Larger Socio-Cultural Aesthetic Trends Of Europe Since The Efflorescence Of Kantianism, Realism Formalism Etc. Some Of The Techniques Of Comparative Criticism Live Trend Analysis, History Of Ideas, And Cultural Perspective, Have Been Applied In This Study. The Critical Ideas Of Cleanth Brooks, R.P. Blackmur, John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren And W.I. Wimsatt Form The Centre Of Focus. Despite Of Varieties In The New Critics Individual Interests, There Are Certain Common Threads That Unite The Ideas Of These Critics. The Main Argument Is That The New Criticism Is The Anglo-American Version Of The Russian Formalism And That Of The Prague School Of Linguistics. The Author Discusses Anthropological And Mythic Elements In The Criticism Of R.P. Blackmur, Ontological And Psychological Ideas In Ransom, Epistemology Of Allen Tate, Warren S Poetics Of Absolute Normative Criticism, And Aestheticism Of Wimsatt. Further-More, He Interweaves Them In The Broad Perspectives Of The European Aesthetics, From Hegel To The Neo-Kantian Aestheticians, Like Dilthy And Cassirer. The Book Is The First To Engage In A Comparative Manner The Broad European Perspectives Of The Ango-American Criticism From Coleridge To The New Criticism.

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