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A vintage creation to the ever-evolving box of contemporary literary conception, now in an accelerated and up-to-date edition.Considers 'New Aestheticism' and engages with the guidelines of 'Post-Theory' includes vast courses to extra analyzing, net and digital assets to make sure the standard of scholars' examine A word list defines key theoretical and significant phrases features a consultant to correct journals
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His and Warren’s textbook anthologies, Understanding Poetry (1938) and Understanding Fiction (1943), are often regarded as having spread the New Critical doctrine throughout generations of American university literature students, but his most characteristic book of close readings is the significantly titled The Well-Wrought Urn: Studies in the Structure of Poetry (1947), in which the essay on the eponymous urn of Keats’s Ode, ‘Keats’s Sylvan Historian: History Without Footnotes’ (1942), is in our view the best exemplification, explicitly and implicitly, of New Critical practice one could hope to find.
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