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: The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Literature (Norton Library (Paperback by M. H. Abrams Paperback $ Only The Mirror and the Lamp has ratings and 19 reviews. With this book, M.H. Abrams has given us a remarkable study, admirably conceived and executed. 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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From Plato until late 18th century the artist was thought to play a back-seat role in the creation of art, he was regarded as no more than “a mirror,” reflecting nature either as it exists or as it is perfected or enhanced through the mirror. He returned to Harvard for graduate school in and received his Masters’ degree in and his PhD in Abrams provided a handy tool for dissecting the intangible research object of literary criticism.

Abrams does not divide four critical theories on the basis of his assumption but he has seen the application of these theories mjrror literature of Europe. Milton and the People Paul Hammond.

Can you believe it, I eat this stuff up. Jul 16, Alan rated it really liked it.

The differences between this and many other works of scholarship are, I think, 1. In order to illuminate the nature of one or another art, mirror is required. Aug 08, Jere rated it really liked it. Showing of 9 reviews. The jirror parts of this book is based on well-known established facts. Re-read celem doczytania o recepcji Younga w Prusach. With respect to first point, we may wonder how one man possess so much information and details? I like it when academics can detail exactly what it is they’re talking about, and Abrams has a happy habit of thought I think, which allows him to be able to organize his argument.

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The author managed to map the field of literary criticism in such a way that it made sense. Help Center Find new research papers in: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Which is to say: No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Llamp French import stretched comprehension and discussion well beyond Classical versus Read parts as an undergrad and most all in grad school in the late sixties. Traces the evolution of the Romantic approach to literary criticism and compares it to the other methods which prevailed in the early nineteenth century.

Samuel Johnson David Womersley. Nirror has it all down, from Plato right up to the latest books on aesthetics of his day. This page was last edited on 15 Octoberat Harvard University Magdalene College, Cambridge.

I usually have 2 stock reactions: Reading Poetry Peter Barry. Common terms and phrases aesthetic analogy Aristotle artist attributes beauty Biographia century character Coleridge Coleridge’s composition concept creation creative Critical Essays critical theory Defence of Poetry developed discourse distinction doctrine earlier eighteenth eighteenth-century elements emotion English epic expression external fact faculty fancy feeling Friedrich Schlegel genius German Goethe Hazlitt human Hurd I.

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In order to emphasize the pivotal position of the age in general history of criticism, I have treated English romantic theory in a broad intellectual context, and I have tried to keep constantly in view the background of eighteenth century aesthetics from which romantic aesthetics was in a part development.

Amazon Music Stream lam of songs. I regard it as one of the most distinguished achievements of American literary scholarship of our day. Retrieved 29 May — via NYTimes. I would definity recommend this book to anyone who enjoys or is drawn not only to Romantic literature, but literature in general or even other m.h.xbrams, as well.

But there’s much less convincing analysis of the ‘x thought y because of z’ mode, and really A tough one to rate on the star system, unfortunately, since it’s very uneven. But there’s much less convincing analysis of the ‘x thought y because of z’ mode, and really, that’s much more important.

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The second and third chapter is about relation of arts and mirror. He describes his work as solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment by establishing military codes that are highly audible and inventing selection tests for personnel who had a oamp ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.

To ask other readers questions about The Mirror and the Lampplease sign up. Customers who bought this item also bought. The differences between this and many other works of scholarsh It’s the first time I’ve had this reaction when reading an ‘academic’ book: Abrams Snippet view – The Mirror and the Lamp: These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

The early chapters, up to his precis of Wordsworth and especially Coleridge are excellent- he explains how and why Romantic criticism came to be what it is, by putting it into the context of earlier critics.

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

In his introduction to Lord Byronhe emphasized how Byronism relates to Nietzsche ‘s idea of the superman. 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 anesthetics.

Critical Analysis of the Book: Oxford University Press September 15, Language: Abrams’s writing style is something to be admired. In this chapter Abrams says truth may indeed be always one and always the same. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The central metaphor lies in the mirror and the lamp.