The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition

Paperback | April 1, 1994

byMeyer H. Abrams

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This highly acclaimed study analyzes the various trends in English criticism during the first four decades of this century.

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with this book, M.H. Abrams has given us a remarkable study, admirably conceived and executed, a book of quite exceptional and no doubt lasting significance for a number of fields- for the history of ideas and comparative literature as well as for English literary history, criticism and anesthetics.'

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This highly acclaimed study analyzes the various trends in English criticism during the first four decades of this century.

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with this book, M.H. Abrams has given us a remarkable study, admirably conceived and executed, a book of quite exceptional and no doubt lasting significance for a number of fields- for the history of ideas and comparative literature as well as for English literary history, criticism and anesthetics.'

Meyer H. Abrams is at Cornell University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 5.31 × 7.99 × 0.83 inPublished:April 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195014715

ISBN - 13:9780195014716

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with this book, M.H. Abrams has given us a remarkable study, admirably conceived and executed, a book of quite exceptional and no doubt lasting significance for a number of fields- for the history of ideas and comparative literature as well as for English literary history, criticism and anesthetics.'

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"The past forty years have seen many attempts at ordering our ideas about literature; The Mirror and the Lamp stands out among them as a unique combination of rich historical scholarship and hard-won clarity of thought."--The Times Literary Supplement (London)