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Literary Criticism: A Short History
Classical Criticism




ISBN 9780367692131
Published March 24, 2021 by Routledge
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First published in 1957, Literary Criticism: A Short History traces our aesthetic heritage from its classical origins up to the contemporary state of criticism in the English-speaking world.

Divided into four volumes, each book adopts a fair and objective position in the presentation of various critical positions, and each critical theory is considered not only in competition with other critical theories, but also in vital dialectic with the creative literature of its own time.

Volume One focuses on Classical criticism, exploring Socrates and the Rhapsode, poetry as structure, tragedy and comedy, Roman classicism, and some Medieval themes.

Table of Contents

Volume One: Classical Criticism; 1: Socrates and the Rhapsode; 2: Aristotle's Answer: Poetry as Structure; 3: Aristotle: Tragedy and Comedy; 4: The Verbal Medium: Plato and Aristotle; 5: Roman Classicism: Horace; 6: Roman Classicism: Longinus; 7: The Neo-Platonic Conclusion: Plotinus and Some Medieval Themes; Index

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William K. Wimsatt, Jr. and Cleanth Brooks