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Author Engell, James, 1951-

Title Forming the critical mind : Dryden to Coleridge / James Engell
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989


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Description x, 322 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction The originating force of eighteenth-century criticism -- pt. 1. Metamorphoses Practical theorist: Dryden's "variety of models" -- The paradox of refinement: progress and decline in literature -- "So far retir'd from happy pieties": the rise of modern myth -- pt. 2. Judgment and values, literary and social Non disputandum: Hume's critique of criticism -- Estrangement: the problem of ethics and aesthetics -- Kinds, canons, and readers -- pt. 3. Methods and aims Johnson and the contraries of criticism -- The new rhetoricians: semiotics, theory, and psychology -- What is poetry? -- Janus: criticism and the contemporary
Analysis English literature Criticism 1625-1837
English literature Criticism, 1625-1837
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [273]-308
Subject Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 -- Knowledge -- Literature
Dryden, John, 1631-1700 -- Knowledge -- Literature
Criticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
LC no. 88024493
ISBN 067430943X