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Title Toward a New Historicism / Wesley Morris.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (278 pages) : illustrations
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed June 24 2015).
Subject American literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Criticism -- United States.
Literature and history -- United States.
United States.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents Frontmatter -- Preface -- Contents -- Chapter I. Toward a Discrimination of Historicisms -- Chapter II. Literary History and Literary Criticism Literature's Dual Mode o£ Existence -- Chapter III. Vernon Louis Parrington An Argument for Historicism -- Chapter IV. American Marxian Literary Theory The Search for Critical Certainty -- Chapter V. The Creative Mind and Literary Prophecy The Critical Heritage of Van Wyck Brooks -- Chapter VI. John Crowe Ransom: Principles for a New Historicism -- Chapter VII. The Meeting of Opposites, I -- Chapter VIII. Roy Harvey Pearce: The Revitalizing of Historicism -- Chapter IX. The Meeting of Opposites, II -- Chapter X. Murray Krieger: The Ambition of a New Historicism -- Chapter XI. Toward a New Historicism -- Notes -- A List of Works Cited -- Index.
Summary Assessing major critics from Vernon Parrington to Murray Krieger, Wesley Morris points the way to a "new historicism." He outlines traditional historicist interests in American literary theory and draws from them the foundation for a vital new study of literature. As Mr. Morris shows, however, the new historicism moves beyond--necessarily using the most recent developments in linguistics, anthropology, psychoanalysis, the psychology of perception and literary response--to see the aesthetic relationship between the work and its context. Originally published in 1972. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.