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Literary Milieux: Essays in Text and Context Presented to Howard Erskine-Hill (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 1611493277 / ISBN 13: 9781611493276
Edité par University of Delaware Press, United States, 2008
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. In the wake of the formalist New Critical consensus of the mid-twentieth century, a central and recurrent problem in the field of literary study has been that of precisely how the literary text was to be related to the various and proliferating contexts that now jostled for critical attention. The quality of balanced judgment was suddenly especially valuable. These essays range over the fields of Erskine-Hill s own scholarship, from Shakespeare and early modern literature to Wordsworth, evincing in their own procedures and discriminations the influence of his own example: scrupulous care over the handling of evidence, an interdisciplinary impulse yoked always to a prizing of the literary (particularly of the poetic), a willingness to embrace an ambitious argument where it can be supported, a humaneness of temper, particularly in polemic. Latent within them all is a wrestling with that central problem of text and context that preoccupied Erskine-Hill throughout his career, and which is still the dominant issue in literary studies. N° de réf. du libraire ANB9781611493276

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Titre : Literary Milieux: Essays in Text and Context...

Éditeur : University of Delaware Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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In the wake of the formalist 'New Critical' consensus of the mid-twentieth century, a central and recurrent problem in the field of literary study has been that of precisely how the literary text was to be related to the various and proliferating contexts that now jostled for critical attention. The quality of balanced judgment was suddenly especially valuable. These essays range over the fields of Erskine-Hill's own scholarship, from Shakespeare and early modern literature to Wordsworth, evincing in their own procedures and discriminations the influence of his own example: scrupulous care over the handling of evidence, an interdisciplinary impulse yoked always to a prizing of the literary (particularly of the poetic), a willingness to embrace an ambitious argument where it can be supported, a humaneness of temper, particularly in polemic. Latent within them all is a wrestling with that central problem of text and context that preoccupied Erskine-Hill throughout his career, and which is still the dominant issue in literary studies.

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In the sixteen essays of Literary Milieux we find, as promised, an exceptional interpenetration of text and context, as well as original insights into major works of literature across a wide chronological range. Royal Stuart Journal

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