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. Comprising four volumes, books in this series cover Classical criticism, Neo-Classical criticism, Romantic criticism, and Modern criticism. 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.
Table of Contents
1: Classical Criticism; 2: Neo-Classical Criticism; 3: Romantic Criticism; 4: Modern Criticism
William K. Wimsatt Jr., and Cleanth Brooks