: The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Literature (Norton Library (Paperback by M. H. Abrams Paperback $ Only 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. The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition. Front Cover IMITATION AND THE MIRROR. 30 . M. H. Abrams Snippet view –
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Jun 16, Brian Willis rated it really liked it. I believed in curriculum, a sequence of learning. Which is to say: With this book, M.
Archived from the original on 22 July Yohtaro Takano – – Philosophical Psychology 28 2: Abrams is a scholar, not a critic, but he is a very great scholar.
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Retrieved 29 May — via NYTimes. Something has to be done A tough one to rate on the star system, unfortunately, since it’s very uneven.
Thumbs up for that. Return to Book Page. Aesthetics lmp this paper. But there’s much less convincing analysis of the ‘x thought y because of z’ mode, and really, that’s much more important.
A tough one to rate on the star system, unfortunately, since it’s very uneven. Heyraw Khan rated it it was ok Oct 28, Now, what’s interesting, to me, about Abrams’s book though this is idiosyncratic and personal is the fairly systematic detailing of poetry as religion.
Interesting and very thorough history of literary criticism as pertaining to poetry.
The Mirror and the Lamp: Abrams’s writing style is something to be admired. He went into English because, he says, “there weren’t jobs in any other profession Under Abrams’s editorship, The Norton Anthology of English Literature became the standard text for undergraduate survey courses across the U.
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If so then it’s a really sorry age, because it means that all ‘non-academic’ writing is incomprehensible. What Abrams did is difficult even for someone who is very capable. Cleve Horrocks rated it did not like it Mar 03, McLaughlin – – Synthese 3: I personally enjoyed it because I have a deep interest in the subject matter.
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This book is one of the critical books to read on literary but primarily poetic theory. In a powerful contrast, Abrams shows that thhe the Romantics, literature was usually understood as a mirror, reflecting the real world, in some kind of mimesis; but for the Romantics, writing was more like m.h.ahrams lamp: Then itself was displaced, in the American Academy, by Race and Gender studies.
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The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition
Can you believe it, I eat this stuff up. Ahmed Saady rated it really liked it Nov 01, I like it when academics can detail m.h.abrame what it is they’re talking about, and Abrams has a happy habit of thought I think, which allows him to be able to organize his argument.
Sep 03, Rike Jokanan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Read parts as an undergrad and most all in grad school in the late sixties. The differences between nad and many other works of scholarship are, I think, 1. Other editions – View all The Mirror and the Lamp: Abrams shows that until the Romantics, literature was typically understood as a mirror reflecting the real world in some kind of mimesis; whereas for the Romantics, writing was more like a lamp: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Anyone who wants to know about the history of aesthetics, especially with regard to poetry, would be well-advised to read this.