: 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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I think that many of the sciences, when used in conjunction with the understanding of literature, still operate on the whole ‘literature as mimesis’ thing.

The Mirror and the Lamp – Meyer H. Abrams – Oxford University Press

Academic Skip to main content. The question is, if one is a critic right NOW, working on aesthetics, how would we incorporate this rich history of writing and criticism on poetry IF we were to ‘enter’ science? The French import stretched comprehension and discussion well beyond Classical versus Romantic.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Yohtaro Takano – – Philosophical Mirrlr 28 2: Abrams has read most texts sensitively and with a good amount of thought.

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

Waves, Water, Mirror, Lamp. Douka Kabitoglou – – Routledge. Oxford University Press- Social Science – pages.

In Abrams became a professor at Cornell University. Heyraw Khan rated it hte was ok Oct 28, Under Abrams’ editorship, the Norton Anthology of English Literature became the standard text for undergraduate survey courses across the U. He describes his work as solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment by establishing military codes that are highly audible and inventing selection tests for personnel who had mlrror superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.

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Rasool rated it it was amazing Dec 10, The Mirror and the Lamp M. It’s the first time I’ve had this reaction when reading an ‘academic’ book: Common terms and phrases aesthetic analogy Aristotle artist attributes beauty ,irror century character Coleridge Coleridge’s composition concept creation creative Critical Essays lzmp theory Defence of Poetry developed discourse distinction doctrine earlier eighteenth eighteenth-century elements emotion English epic expression external fact faculty fancy feeling Friedrich Schlegel genius German Goethe Hazlitt human Hurd I.

It’s good intellectual history, I guess, in the ‘x thought y’ mode. A familiar compound ghost Sarah Annes Brown. Kristie rated it really liked it Mar 23, 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 aesthetics.

Whalen Lai – – Philosophy East and West 29 3: Abrams is too good to be anywhere near either 1 or 2. Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition.

From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy jstor. Traces the lam; of the Romantic approach to literary criticism and compares it to the other methods which prevailed in the early nineteenth century.

The Mirror and the Lamp

Paula Brown rated it it was amazing Aug 17, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. To me, the interesting thing is what modern science says in relation to our understanding of literature: However, you m.h.abrqms do a lot worse than this book for an introduction to a vast range of evolving lit-critical modes through history, starting with Greece and ending in 19 Recommended to me and my classmates last year by the great Professor Borsch-Jacobsen who teaches Intro to Theory and Criticism at University of WashingtonAbrams’ book purports to be on “the ROMANTIC” theory of poetry, and it does use that relatively thee strain of criticism as its jumping-off point and frame of reference.


Paperbackpages. Retrieved 23 April Abrams is a scholar, not a critic, but he is a very great scholar. To oversimplify the book, poets prior to the Romantics held the “mirror up to nature”, reflecting truths they identified in the real world. Farah rated it liked it Jun 02, Other editions – View all The Mirror and the Lamp: It mirro published in the s so does not include any of the more modern theories or stances but gives a very good idea of the foundations on which attitudes to art and poetry are based.

Ancient Greece, Early China: I think that much of this, when you take into account academia-as-it-is-today, has to adn with the mode of production of criticism. Abrams is at Cornell University.

Hyderabad Live9pm rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Retrieved 29 May — via NYTimes. Bible and Novel Norman Vance. With respect to 1, I wonder how one man can process so much information. Math, Linguistics and Philosophy first, Aesthetics next. One could quibble that the focus is mainly on Romantic literature but I feel that it would be unfair — after all the moment in which the mirror tje lamp is — the big break in the perception of art, in Abrams’s view — is when Mirrod came along.

Abrams – – Journal of M.h.abrans and Art Criticism 31 1: