The Genesis of Modern Chinese Literary Criticism (1917–1930)

The Genesis of Modern Chinese Literary Criticism (1917–1930)

Author: Marián Gálik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000583175

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This book, first published in 1980, is a history of modern Chinese literary criticism between the years 1917 and 1930. It examines its development within the overall frame of reference of Chinese national literature from the beginnings of the Chinese literary revolution in 1917 until the end of the first efforts at a revolutionary proletarian literature in 1930. Chinese literary criticism is also analysed within the framework of world literature, of world literary thought, especially of the impact of the progressive literary criticism.

Literary and Cultural Criticism from the Nineteenth Century

Literary and Cultural Criticism from the Nineteenth Century

Author: Valerie Sanders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000437881

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 435

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This collection of primary sources examines literary and cultural criticism over the long nineteenth century. This volume explore the subjects of life-writing, including biography, autobiography, diaries, and letters. This set will be of great interest to students of literary history.

Ruskin as Literary Critic

Ruskin as Literary Critic

Author: John Ruskin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107661950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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First published in 1928, this book gathers together a selection of John Ruskin's relatively neglected writings on literature and aesthetics. As noted in the textual preface, 'The attention which has been given to Ruskin's other subjects makes the neglect of this branch of his work more striking, for there is here much of permanent value. Interesting themes, original treatment, suggestive ideas which warm and stimulate the mind, are set out in a more easily readable form than is usual in Ruskin's works.' This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Ruskin and literary criticism.

Walt Whitman's Language Experiment

Walt Whitman's Language Experiment

Author: James Perrin Warren

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271073026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 207

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Combining intellectual history with literary analysis, this study of Whitman's language experiment from 1855 to 1892 offers a refreshing new look at his theory of language especially the English language in America—as an expression of a "national spirit" and relates that theory to the language and style of Whitman's major poems and essays. Whitman viewed American English as the most expressive, poetic language that ever existed, and he used his studies of historical linguistics to corroborate that view. Part 1 explicates the theory of language that Whitman developed in his linguistic notebooks, unpublished manuscripts, fugitive essays, and two chapters of the popular book Rambles Among Words. The diction and syntax of the 1855–1856 editions of Leaves of Grass are analyzed to show how Whitman's overwhelming interest in language theories resulted in the "language experiment" of the poems. Part 2 examines the ways in which Whitman's view of language as an expression of the constantly evolving spirit of America subtly shifted to a more cumulative, backward-looking vision of linguistic and spiritual change. Analysis of the diction, syntax, and organization of the last four editions of Leaves of Grass reveals how this shift in vision affected the style of Whitman's poetry and prose from 1860 to 1892. Whitman's groundbreaking poetic style, the author concludes, was a direct consequence of his view of language and the human spirit as dynamic, progressivist, and actively changing within a temporal world. Conversely, Whitman's experiments in both prose and poetry helped confirm his view of linguistic and spiritual evolution.

A History Of English Literature

A History Of English Literature

Author: William Vaughn Moody

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473351080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 532

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First published in 1902, this volume contains a detailed history of English literature beginning in the Anglo-Saxon Period and ending with contemporary literature. “A History of English Literature” is highly recommended for all students of literature, and it would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: “The Anglo-Saxon Period”, “The Norman-French Period”, “The Age of Chaucer”, “The Renaissance: Non-Dramatic Literature to the Death of Spenser”, “The Renaissance: Shakespeare”, ‘The Seventeenth Century: Shakespeare’s Contemporaries and Successors in the Drama”, “The Seventeenth Century: Non-dramatic Literature before the Restoration”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.