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 (cprw.com). 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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