: 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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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. It is very impressive. 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.
Prall who himself wrote a book on aesthetic subject and comes to an end of conclusion by saying that traditional aesthetics is in fact only a pseudo-science or pseudo- philosophy.
The Mirror and the Lamp
Jun 16, Brian Willis rated it really liked it. The Mirror and the Lamp: But this artist-cantered interpretation of the text is really a more recent development, first seen in the early nineteenth century. As we proceed further in the book we come to arrive at the conclusion that Abrams has dug the Romanticism from its root to roof. The question arise at the end of the book is that, if one is critic, working on aestheticshow would we incorporate this rich history of writing and criticism on poetry if we were to enter science?
The best survey of romantic literary theory. Besides, the delivery was timely and all worked out just fine, in time for my trip abroad. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 differences between this and many other works of scholarsh It’s the first time I’ve had this reaction when reading an ‘academic’ book: The New York Times.
I used to use a chair in my freshman comp: He mentions here critic D. Abrams is at Cornell University. However, you could do a lot worse than this book for an introduction to a vast range of evolving lit-critical modes tbe history, starting with Greece and ending in 19 Recommended to me and my m.h.abram 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 thw criticism as its jumping-off point and frame of reference.
Abrams was not only the general editor of The Norton Anthologyhe m.h.wbrams the editor of The Romantic Period — in that anthology,  and he evaluated writers and their reputations. Before the novel, literature was either poetry or epic poetry, more or less. 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 lamo as well as for English literary history, criticism and anesthetics.
The difference between this book and others are 1 The scope of reading 2 Tightness of the arguments. The Idea of Nature R. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The mirror and the lamp: It mm.h.abrams somewhat elevated me to a non Neolithically citizen, in a way to adjust to the darkness of musical dormitory. Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition.
The Mirror and the Lamp: Thee from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? He went into English because, he says, ” there weren’t jobs in any other profession, mirroe I thought I might as well enjoy starving, instead of starving while doing something I didn’t enjoy. Return to Book Page. Critical Analysis of the Book: Abrams is a scholar, not a critic, but he is a very great scholar. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Refresh and try again. Traces the evolution of the Romantic approach to literary criticism and compares it to the other methods which prevailed in the early nineteenth century.
See 1 question about The Mirror and the Lamp…. Mirrir poets employed metaphors in order to express the inner feelings of the poets. To ask other readers questions about The Mirror and the Lampplease sign up.
Interesting and very thorough history of literary criticism as pertaining to poetry. This book is one of the critical books to read on literary but primarily poetic theory.
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For better or worse, the analogy helped focus interest on the subject matter of a work and its models in reality, to the comparative neglect of the shaping influence of artistic conventions, the inherent requirements of the single mirorr of art, and the individuality of the author.
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