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A source book for the student of literary criticism, in a collection of 55 studies representing the broad field of criticism. The editors, members of the English faculty of the University of California, have divided their material into three categories,- Source, Form, End-have gone to the classicists as well as the moderns for examples in writing pertinent to these divisions. The modern critics include such well-known writers as Virginia Woolf, Joseph Wood Krutch, Constance Rourke, Allen Tate, Edmund Wilson, Lionel Trilling, Robert Penn Warren. And others- known less as critics than as creative writers, T.S. Eliot, James T. Farrell, W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender. Literary discussion today often stems back to statements made by some of these writers (and others omitted- and missed in such a collection). Those included, however, afford a variety of principles, and a flexibility of choice in literary expression. Important to students, chiefly.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace