Praising It New

Praising It New : The Best of the New Criticism

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Marked by a rigorously close textual reading, detached from

biographical or other extratextual material, New Criticism was the

dominant literary theory of the mid-twentieth century. Since that

time, schools of literary criticism have arisen in support of or in opposition to

the approach advocated by the New Critics. Nonetheless, the theory remains

one of the most important sources for groundbreaking criticism and continues

to be a controversial approach to reading literature.

Praising It New is the first anthology of New Criticism to be printed in fifty

years. It includes important essays by such influential poets and critics as

T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Yvor Winters,

Cleanth Brooks, R. P. Blackmur, W. K. Wimsatt, and Robert Penn Warren.

Together, these authors ushered in the modernist age of poetry and criticism

and transformed the teaching of literature in the schools. As the American

poet and critic Randall Jarrell once noted: \u201cI do not believe there has been another

age in which so much extraordinarily good criticism of poetry has

been written.\u201d

This anthology now makes much of the best American poetry criticism available

again, and includes short biographies and selected bibliographies of its

chief figures. Praising It New is the perfect introduction for students to the

best American poetry criticism of the twentieth century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 132.08 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • Swallow Press
  • Ohio, United States
  • English
  • 0804011095
  • 9780804011099
  • 851,700

About Garrick Davis

Garrick Davis is the founding editor of the Contemporary
Poetry Review, the largest online archive of poetry criticism in the world ( His poetry
and criticism have appeared in the New Criterion,
Verse, the Weekly Standard,McSweeney's, and the New
York Sun. He also edited Child of the Ocmulgee: the Selected
Poems of Freda Quenneville. He is the literature
specialist of the National Endowment for the Arts in
Washington DC.
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