: The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Literature (Norton Library (Paperback by M. H. Abrams Paperback $ Only The Mirror and the Lamp has ratings and 19 reviews. With this book, M.H. Abrams has given us a remarkable study, admirably conceived and executed. 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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The Idea of the Holy Rudolf Otto. Jan 22, Alicia rated it really liked it Shelves: Review “One of the five works published within the last thirty years which in the opinion of representative scholars and critics have contributed most to the understanding of literature.

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Wikiquote has quotations related to: So that didn’t help the middle two chapters. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Abrams does not divide four critical theories on the basis of his assumption but he has seen the application of these theories in literature of Europe.

I personally enjoyed it because I have a deep interest in the subject matter. Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition. To oversimplify the book, poets prior to the Romantics held the “mirror up to nature”, reflecting truths they identified in the real world.


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Description Traces the evolution of the Romantic approach to literary criticism and compares it to the other methods which prevailed in the early nineteenth century.

As late as the middle of the eighteenth century important critics continued to illustrate the concept of imitation by the nature of looking glass. Lzmp until odd years ago, the artist’s job had been to act as a mirror, reflecting the world as accurately as possible.

Archived from the original on 22 July Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Te to Read saving…. Classic work of literary theory on Romanticism. This book is one of the critical books to read on literary but primarily poetic theory. The development of the Expressive theory is very well seen in poetry and art of Romantic and German literature. Hirschand the novelists William H. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Mirror and the Lamp

Can you believe it, I eat this stuff up. The second and third chapter is about relation of arts and mirror.

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Under Abrams’s editorship, The Norton Anthology of English Literature became the standard text for m.h.abrama survey courses across the U.

Abrams, the Romanticist and Norton Anthology Editor”. From experience this is not true. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Choose your country or region Close. Literature of France and French Revolution will help to comprehend the book.

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 turns lamp is — the big break in the perception of art, in Abrams’s view — is when Romanticism came along. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. I suppose some of the beliefs about what m.h.wbrams should be seem to ignore the reader which for me is paramount so they appear quite bizarre.

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