Practical Criticism

Practical Criticism : A Study of Literary Judgment

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Linguist, critic, poet, psychologist, I. A. Richards (1893-1979) was one of the great polymaths of the twentieth century. He is best known, however, as one of the founders of modern literary critical theory. Richards revolutionized criticism by turning away from biographical and historical readings as well as from the aesthetic impressionism. Seeking a more exacting approach, he analyzed literary texts as syntactical structures that could be broken down into smaller interacting verbal units of meaning. Practical Criticism, fi rst published in 1929, is a landmark volume in demonstrating this more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 146 x 222 x 20mm | 580.61g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Transaction Publishers
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0765808439
  • 9780765808431
  • 1,256,156

About I. A. Richards

I. A. Richards taught at Cambridge and Harvard universities. Among his many books are Foundations of Aesthetics, The Meaning of Meaning, Basic English and Its Uses, and Internal Colloquies: Poems and Plays. Richard Hoggart is professor of modern English literature at the Birmingham University where he founded the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. Among his twenty-seven books are Between Two Worlds and The Uses of Literacy all available from more

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