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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.

The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition by M.H. Abrams

In Abrams became a professor at Cornell University. Hirschand the novelists William H.

This past year I’ve been thinking and reading about how the “I” in contemporary poetry has evolved from the Greek lyric and Romantic poets–and Abrams lays it out in this book. With respect to 1, I wonder how one man can process so much information.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. What Abrams did is difficult even for someone who is very capable. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


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Somehow, he’s managed to compare and contrast critical trends across countries and ages, getting over the barriers of both time and language in order to isolate trends of thought which are similar m.h.anrams dissimilar to each other and listing them in a very organized manner. Its fine, clear distinctions positively bask in an age when literary endeavor and discussion redounded through the halls of the academy, as economics and computers and medically-related programs do now.

Jul 23, Charlie Ericson rated it it was amazing. The French import stretched comprehension and discussion well beyond Classical versus Read parts as an undergrad and most all in grad school in the late sixties.

He returned to Harvard for graduate school in and received his Masters’ degree in and his PhD in M.ha.brams it, I made doodles, notes, folding, highlight, comments. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Oxford University Press- Social Science – pages.

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

The Mirror and the Lamp: After Wordsworth and Coleridge, it began to be accessible to anybody with a pen and paper. Lists with This Book. Garrett Green – – Ars Disputandi 2 1: I have read some reviews saying that Abrams’s style is ‘ostensibly academic’, to which I have nothing to say but ‘bollocks’ and ‘up yours’. Booth – – Critical Inquiry 2 3: My library Help Advanced Book Search.


Rasool rated it it was amazing Dec 10, This is a work in which immense effort has been put in, together with an incredible amount of brain power — and it shows. No keywords specified fix it. See 1 question about The Mirror and the Lamp….

Spaulding Shannon – – Synthese 3: But there’s much less convincing analysis of the ‘x thought y because of z’ mode, and really, that’s much more important. However, you could 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 midror 19th-century England, with Wordworth and Coleridge–whom Abrams venerates as the most valuable and interesting practitioners and theorists of romantic poetry–our principal touchstones.

The Mirror and the Lamp

Douka Kabitoglou – – Routledge. The Mirror and the Lamp. Essential to students of Romanticism and literary theory.

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