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  • Title: The Verbal Icon: Studies in the Meaning of Poetry
  • Author: William K. Wimsatt
  • ISBN: 9780813101118
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback

  • The sixteen essays in this volume form a series of related focuses upon various levels and areas of literary criticism W.K Wimsatt s assumption is that practice and theory of both the past and the present are integrally related that there is a continuity in the materials of criticism that a person who studies poetry today has a critical concern, not merely a historical iThe sixteen essays in this volume form a series of related focuses upon various levels and areas of literary criticism W.K Wimsatt s assumption is that practice and theory of both the past and the present are integrally related that there is a continuity in the materials of criticism that a person who studies poetry today has a critical concern, not merely a historical interest, in what Aristotle or Plato said about poetry He regards the great perennial problems of criticism as arising not by the whim of a tolerantly pluralist choice, but from the nature of language and reality.With profound learning and insight, Wimsatt treats almost the whole range of literary criticism The first group of essays deals with fallacies he believes are involved in prevalent approaches to the literary object The next two groups face the responsibilities of the critic who defends literature as a form of knowledge they treat various problems of structure and style The last group undertakes to examine the relation of literature to other arts, the relation of evaluative criticism to historical studies, and the relation of literature not only to morals, but broadly to the whole complex of the Christian religious tradition.
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    Commentaires:

    Mike
    Perhaps the best collection of nuanced criticism and theory in the American formalist tradition.

    Elias Vasilis Kontaxakis
    A structure of emotive objects so complex and so reliable as to have been taken for great poetry by any past age will never, it seems safe to say, so wane with the waning of human culture as not to be recoverable at least by a willing student.[Disclaimer: this is a review of The Affective Fallacy only.]Twin sister to The Intentional Fallacy, Wimsatt and Beardsley’s other contribution to Formalism is The Affective Fallacy. Where the first dealt with the author’s transgression on his art, the [...]

    Daniel Klawitter
    A bit dated as it was published in 1954but this book is still worth reading for serious students of poetry and poets themselves. I particularly enjoyed the middle road taken by the author in the debate between "showing" or "telling" in poetry.een concrete imagism/detail and the explication of meaning.The author's warning against the two great temptations of poetry criticism (the "Intentional" fallacy and the "Affective" fallacy) is certainly still relevant today. Also a great chapter on rhyming [...]

    BrianKubarycz
    As is the case with Spinoza, most all readers mistake for intoxication a quality and degree of sobriety unprecedented in their own experience. The ground laid out here is stridently anti-populist, anti-personalist, anti-psychological, and finally, anti-expressionist. By a ruse of Reason's cunning, Humanism, purified of all base sentimentality, becomes coldness and cruelty.So painfully out of vogue you just know it's gonna be the next new thing.

    Mwillett
    Useful Chapters:The Inteltional FallacyThe Affective FallacyNeoClassic SpeciesPoetry and Morals

    David Hirt
    A bit dry.

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