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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism


  • Page extent: 506 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.81 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521317214)

  • Also available in Hardback
  • Published January 2007

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This latest volume in the celebrated Cambridge History of Literary Criticism addresses literary criticism of the Romantic period, chiefly in Europe. Its seventeen chapters are by internationally respected academics and explore a range of key topics and themes. The book is designed to help readers locate essential information and to develop approaches and viewpoints for a deeper understanding of issues discussed by Romantic critics or that were fundamental to their works. Primary and secondary bibliographies provide a guide for further research.

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Introduction; 1. Classical standards in the Romantic period Paul H. Fry; 2. Innovation and modernity Alfredo De Paz (trans. Albert Sbragia); 3. The French Revolution David Simpson; 4. Transcendental philosophy and romantic criticism David Simpson; 5. Nature Helmut J. Schneider; 6. Scientific models Joel Black; 7. Religion and literature E. S. Shaffer; 8. Romantic language theory and the art of understanding Kurt Mueller-Vollmer; 9. The Romantic transformation of rhetoric David Wellbery; 10. Romantic irony Gary Handwerk; 11. Theories of genre Tilottama Rajan; 12. Theory of the novel Marshall Brown; 13. The impact of Shakespeare Jonathan Arac; 14. The vocation of criticism and the crisis of the republic of letters Jon Klancher; 15. Women, gender, and literary criticism Theresa M. Kelley; 16. Literary history and historicism David Perkins; 17. Literature and the other arts Herbert Lindenberger; Bibliography; Index.


"Constitutes an important contribution to the history of European ideas during the Romantic era." The European Legacy

"Marshall Brown and Cambridge University Press are to be congratulated...[Brown] has done an exceptional job in developing a volume of uniform excellence." Romantic Circles Reviews

"Magisterial...I cannot encapsulate the achievement of this ipressively comparatist collection." Studies in English Literature

"Cambridge knows how to do this series, and this latest volume is no exception." Nineteenth Century French Studies

"The Romanticism volume in the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism series is a substantial resource for scholars and students interested in the history of ideas about literature, aesthetics, rhetoric, language, hermeneutics, communication, authorship and readership." English Studies in Canada, University of Alberta


Paul H. Fry, Alfredo De Paz (trans. Albert Sbragia), David Simpson, Helmut J. Schneider, Joel Black, E. S. Shaffer, Kurt Mueller-Vollmer, David Wellbery, Gary Handwerk, Tilottama Rajan, Marshall Brown, Jonathan Arac, Jon Klancher, Theresa M. Kelley, David Perkins, Herbert Lindenberger

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