The Culture of Criticism and the Criticism of Culture
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The Culture of Criticism and the Criticism of Culture

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This important new work is at once a provocative defence of the kind of moral reflection once associated in America with the writings of Lionel Trilling and Edmund Wilson and an acknowledgement that this pragmatic legacy must be revaluated in the light of challenges posed by structuralist and post-structuralist theory. Gunn challenges the assumptions of modern criticism with a revised interpretation of pragmatism and its critical legacy.show more

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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 129.5 x 200.7 x 15.2mm | 272.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195056426
  • 9780195056426

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'Gunn's thoughtful explanations, wide erudition, and formidable intellect make this book ... absolutely essential for academic libraries.' Choiceshow more

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'An elegantly written and, at points, passionately argued examination of the relation of criticism to culture in the modern world. The strengths of the book are many: it is vigorously argued, immensely learned, and cogent.'Bryan Wolf, Yale Universityshow more

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