The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 4, The Eighteenth Century

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George Alexander Kennedy, H. B. Nisbet, Claude Rawson, Raman Selden
Cambridge University Press, 1989 - 970 Seiten
This is a comprehensive 1997 account of the history of literary criticism in Britain and Europe between 1660 and 1800. Unlike previous histories, it is not just a chronological survey of critical writing, but a multidisciplinary investigation of how the understanding of literature and its various genres was transformed, at the start of the modern era, by developments in philosophy, psychology, the natural sciences, linguistics, and other disciplines, as well as in society at large. In the process, modern literary theory - at first often implicit in literary texts themselves - emancipated itself from classical poetics and rhetoric, and literary criticism emerged as a full-time professional activity catering for an expanding literate public. The volume is international both in coverage and in authorship. Extensive bibliographies provide guidance for further specialised study
 

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The institution of criticism in the eighteenth century
3
Ancients and Moderns
32
Poetry 16601740
75
Poetry after 1740
117
Drama 16601740
167
Drama after 1740
184
France 2
211
ENG lish SHowAlTER
219
I9 Women and literary criticism
434
2O Primitivism
456
PETER SABOR
470
The Scottish Enlightenment
546
JAN GoRAK
560
Literature and philosophy
587
The psychology of literary creation and literary response
614
Taste and aesthetics
633

Great Britain
238
Germany and the Netherlands
264
IO Historiography 2 82
282
Biography and autobiography
302
I2 Criticism and the rise of periodical literature
316
I3 Theories of language
335
I4 The contributions of rhetoric to literary criticism
349
I5 Theories of style
365
I6 Generality and particularity
381
The sublime
394
I8 Sensibility and literary criticism
419
ii The rise of aesthetics from Baumgarten
658
Literature and the other arts
681
ii The picturesque
700
iv Parallels between the arts
730
3o Classical scholarship and literary criticism
742
3I Biblical scholarship and literary criticism
758
Science and literary criticism
778
Bibliography
798
Index
901
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Über den Autor (1989)

H. B. Nisbet is Professor Emeritus of German at the University of Cambridge.

Claude Rawson is Maynard Mack Professor of English at Yale University.

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