: The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Literature (Norton Library (Paperback by M. H. Abrams Paperback $ Only Abstract: Ever since its publication in , M.H. Abrams’s The Mirror and the. Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition has been one of the most. The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition. Front Cover IMITATION AND THE MIRROR. 30 . M. H. Abrams Snippet view –

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This I’m talking in general — not including the number of Romantic texts and seemingly? Jun 16, Amd Willis rated it really liked it. The danger is in allowing science to become a sort of metanarrative to the poetry which we read — and the other side of it — which is thinking science as mutually exclusive, or even as opposed to literature.

Although I certainly highly recommend it to those m.h.abrasm literary history, unless that theory can genuinely carry your reading, this could be a hard read.

Dec 09, Frini marked it as to-read. It was published in the s so does not include any of the more modern theories or stances but gives a very good idea of the foundations on which attitudes to art and poetry are based. How old-fashioned Abrams’ concern with writers and lit crit appear under the International Space Station of political and racial and gender studies.

Something that is ‘ostensibly academic’ might be purposefully obfuscatory for no other purpose than vulgarly showing off one’s learning. Abrams has given us a remarkable study, admirably conceived and executed, a book of quite exceptional and no doubt lasting significance for a number of fields–for the history of ideas and comparative literature as well as for English literary history, criticism, and aesthetics.


On the other m.ha.brams, better this than the books that were being written twenty years later, since Abrams was still under the impression that you have to know about something before writing theory about that thing, so this book will help you learn about the Romantics and not about, say, a deconstructivist post-feminist anti-Marxist stance with some vague connection to Shelley.

Sep 03, Lorraine rated it it was amazing.

Jeremy Tanner – – Journal of Hellenic Studies Farah rated it liked it Jun 02, Modernism and the New Spain Gayle Rogers. Bible and Novel Norman Vance. Interesting and very thorough history of literary criticism as pertaining to poetry. Abrams is at Cornell University.

The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The mirror and the lamp: A compulsary reading for me, an English student back to 13 years ago.

Hyderabad Live9pm rated it it was amazing Jun 14, McLaughlin – – Synthese 3: A tough one to rate on the star system, unfortunately, since it’s very uneven. Abrams’s writing style is something to be admired. That was sophomore level. Anna Christina Ribeiro – manuscript. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

Open Preview See a Problem? Metaphorical Terms for Translation. I’ve read snatches from this book before for undergraduate essays, but never the whole text. Plato and the English Romantics.


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In Abrams became a professor at Cornell University. Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition Meyer Howard Abrams Oxford University Press- Social Science – pages 2 Reviews Traces the evolution of the Romantic approach to literary criticism and compares it to the other methods which prevailed in the early nineteenth century. Sister Mary Francis – – Thought: Jan 22, Alicia rated it really liked it Shelves: Social Linguistics and Literacies: To oversimplify the book, poets prior to the Romantics held the “mirror up to nature”, reflecting truths they identified in the real world.

Lists with This Book. He returned to Harvard for graduate school in and received his Masters’ degree in and his PhD in From experience this is not true. It’s the first time I’ve had this reaction when reading an ‘academic’ book: The central metaphor lies in the mirror and the lamp. I’d place it on top of the desk and ask, “Is this a Real Chair?

Under Abrams’s editorship, The Norton Anthology of English Literature became the standard text for undergraduate survey courses across the U. Can you believe it, I eat this stuff up.

Re-read celem doczytania o recepcji Younga w Mlrror. Whalen Lai – – Philosophy East and West 29 3: No keywords specified fix it. I believed in curriculum, a sequence of learning. Heyraw Khan rated it it was ok Oct 28,