Abstract: Ever since its publication in , M.H. Abrams’s The Mirror and the. Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition has been one of the most. Traces the evolution of the Romantic approach to literary criticism and compares it to the other methods which prevailed in the early nineteenth century. The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition. Front Cover . M. H. Abrams, Meyer Howard Abrams. Oxford University Press, –
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Oxford University Press Amazon. To me, the interesting thing is what modern science says in relation to our understanding of literature: I used to use a chair in my freshman comp: I do think he thw spoken more about Plato — everyone cites The Republic — I think Plato was given rather short shift Request removal from index.
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m.h.abrams the mirror and the lamp He is not shy about declaring his preferences: Archived PDF from the original on 10 May In other projects Wikiquote. Sign in Create an account.
He went into English because, he says, ” there weren’t jobs in any other profession, so I thought I might as well enjoy starving, instead of starving while doing something I didn’t enjoy. Gass and Thomas Pynchon were among his students.
I suppose some of the beliefs about what poetry should be seem to ignore the reader which for me is paramount so they appear quite bizarre.
Wikiquote has quotations related to: Re-read celem doczytania o recepcji Younga w Prusach. Ancient Greece, Early China: On the other hand, better this than the books that were being written twenty m.h.abrams the mirror and the lamp later, since Abrams was still under the impression that you have to know about something before mirdor theory about that thing, so this book will help you learn about the Romantics and not about, say, a deconstructivist post-feminist anti-Marxist stance with some vague connection to Shelley.
Images of Newton in Britain, — May 16, Lobo added it Shelves: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition mh.abrams. The best survey of romantic literary theory.
Fordham University Quarterly 29 4: Reading it, I made doodles, notes, folding, highlight, comments. Although I certainly highly recommend it to those researching literary history, unless m.h.abrams the mirror and the lamp theory can genuinely carry your reading, this could be a hard read.
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If so then it’s a really sorry age, because it means that all ‘non-academic’ writing is incomprehensible. Kathleen rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Anna Christina Ribeiro – manuscript. The differences between this and many m.h.abrams the mirror and the lamp works of scholarsh It’s the first time I’ve had this reaction when reading an ‘academic’ book: I’d place it on top of the desk and ask, “Is this a Real Chair?
Thumbs up for that. An, what’s interesting, to me, about Abrams’s book though this is idiosyncratic and personal is the fairly systematic detailing of poetry as religion.
Archived from the original on 2 June In Abrams became a professor at Cornell University. Something that is ‘ostensibly academic’ might be purposefully obfuscatory for no other purpose than vulgarly showing off one’s learning. Samuel Johnson, who’s always been one of my favorite m.h.abrmas, Abrams isn’t as kind to as he could be, but what do you expect from a guy who’s m.h.abrams the mirror and the lamp fan of the Romantics?
I personally enjoyed it because I have a deep interest in the subject matter. The danger is in allowing science to become a sort of metanarrative to the poetry which we read — and the other side of it — which is thinking science as mutually exclusive, or even as opposed to literature.
He describes his work as solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military tne by establishing military codes that are highly audible and inventing selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.
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The French import stretched comprehension and discussion well beyond Classical versus Read parts as an undergrad and most all in grad school in the late sixties. Archived from the original on 18 May A tough one to rate on the star system, unfortunately, since it’s very uneven.
Which is to say: The question is, if one is a critic right NOW, working on aesthetics, how would we incorporate this rich history of writing and criticism on poetry M.h.abrams the mirror and the lamp we were to ‘enter’ science? It was published in the s so does not include any of m.h.abrams the mirror and the lamp more modern theories or stances but gives a very good idea of the foundations on which attitudes to art and poetry are based.
Abrams was not only the general editor of The Norton Anthologyhe was the editor of The Romantic Period — in that anthology,  and he evaluated writers and their reputations.
I usually have 2 stock reactions: Traces the evolution of the Romantic approach to literary criticism and compares it to the other methods which prevailed in the early nineteenth century. The French import stretched comprehension and discussion well beyond Classical versus Romantic.
It is remarkable that the importance m.h.abrams the mirror and the lamp the reader has only been considered seriously in fairly modern times. Cleve Horrocks rated it did not like it Mar 03, No keywords specified fix it. The New York Times. Anyone who wants to know about the history of aesthetics, especially with regard to poetry, would be well-advised to read this.