: 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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ghe Retrieved from ” https: The French import stretched comprehension and discussion well beyond Classical versus Romantic. Retrieved 29 May — via NYTimes. The early chapters, up to his precis of Wordsworth and Coleridge are very informative, he explains how and why Romantic criticism came to be what it is, by putting it into the context of earlier critics.
Hirschand the novelists William H. So that didn’t help the middle two chapters.
Jun 16, Brian Willis rated it really liked it. Romantic poets employed metaphors in order to express the inner feelings of the poets.
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Choose your country or region Close. This metaphor was “neo-classic” in that it derived from Plato’s theories about Art. Paula Brown rated it it was amazing Aug 17, A tough one to rate on the star system, unfortunately, since it’s very uneven.
The development of the Expressive theory is very well seen in poetry and art of Romantic and German literature. This book has marked significant impression in number of other fields lampp comparative literature, history of ideas, English literary history, criticism and aesthetics.
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One could quibble that the focus is mainly on Romantic literature but I feel that it would be unfair — andd all the moment in which the mirror turns lamp is — the big break in the perception of art, in Abrams’s view — is when Romanticism came along. Samuel Johnson David Womersley. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Critical Analysis of the Book: May 28, Philip Lane rated it really liked it.
The Mirror and the Lamp : Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition
Here we see Positivism vs Poetry, Poetic truth and Sincerity. There are four kinds of literary theory Abrams has divided 1 Mimetic theories- which focus on the relationship between text and universe 2 Pragmatic theories- which are interested in the relationship between text and audience 3 expressive theories-which are concerned m.h.abbrams the text-author relationship 4 Objective theories- the most recent classification, which focus on analysis of the text in isolation.
Samuel Johnson, who’s always been one of my favorite critics, Abrams isn’t as kind to as he could be, but what do you expect from a guy hhe a fan of the Romantics? Abrams does not divide four critical theories on the basis of his assumption but he has seen the application of these theories in literature of Europe.
The field of aesthetic presents an especially difficult problem to the historian.
This I’m talking in general — not including the number of Romantic texts and seemingly? Recommended to me and my classmates last year by the great Professor Borsch-Jacobsen who teaches Intro to Theory and Criticism at University of WashingtonAbrams’ book purports to be on “the ROMANTIC” theory of poetry, and it does use that relatively recent strain of criticism as its jumping-off point and frame of reference.
Description Traces the evolution of the Romantic approach to literary criticism and compares it to the other methods which prevailed in the early nineteenth century.
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The differences between this and m.h.abtams other works of scholarsh It’s the first time I’ve had this reaction when reading an ‘academic’ m.h.abraams I usually have 2 stock reactions: Under Abrams’ editorship, the Norton Anthology of English Literature became the standard text for undergraduate survey courses across the U.
The author managed to map the field of literary criticism in such a way that it made sense. Pages with related products. Through the public essays and prefaces of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley, as well as the constant theorizing in the private letters of Blake and Keats, as well as the other important theorists of the day, such as Hazlitt and Leigh Hunt, poetry turned from demanding strict reality and truth in verse and made This book is one of the critical books to read on literary but primarily poetic theory.
However, you could do a lot worse than this book for an introduction to a vast range of evolving lit-critical modes through history, starting with Greece and ending in 19 Recommended to me and my classmates last year by the great Professor Borsch-Jacobsen who teaches Intro to Theory and Criticism at University of WashingtonAbrams’ book purports to be on “the ROMANTIC” theory of poetry, and it does use that relatively recent strain of criticism as its jumping-off point and frame of reference.