: 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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In the ninth chapter Abrams dragged us to an age of Milton, Shakespeare, and Homer. It means it should have scope, precision, and coherence of the insights that it yields into the properties of single works of the art.

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

The Mirror and the Lamp: Return to Book Page. To me, the interesting thing is what modern science says in relation to our understanding of literature: One person found this helpful.

This is a work in which immense effort has been put in, together with an incredible amount of nirror power and it shows. It requires a certain amout of concentration and mental litheness to digest this material, but this makes it a fun challenge. The mind of the artist should be like a mirror which always takes the color of the thing that it reflects.


Paula Brown rated it it was amazing Aug 17, Recommended to Rike by: The Mirror and the Lamp: In freshman comp, I never got to the third chair, the chair in the painting. Here we see Positivism vs Poetry, Poetic truth and Sincerity.

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

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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The mirror and the lamp: References to this book Social Linguistics and Literacies: Abrams does not divide four critical theories on the basis of his assumption but he has seen the application of these theories in literature almp Europe.

The Mirror and the Lamp – Meyer H. Abrams – Oxford University Press

The Well Wrought Urn: Finally, I have undertaken, although briefly, to trace to the origins of prominent romantic ideas, not only in aesthetic discuss, but also in philosophy, ethics, theology and in the theories and discoveries of the natural sciences. Oxford University Press, Then itself was displaced, in the American Academy, by Race and Gender studies.

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Refresh and try again. It gives very insightful understanding of the particular chapters. Johnson, Hamann, Herder, Schelling and Goethe are too referred by the author.


Retrieved 20 March The son of a house painter and the first in his family to go to college, he entered Harvard University as an undergraduate in Classic work of literary theory on Romanticism. This I do not understand, is being logical, clear and expressive academic?

Romanticism evolved as a criticism of that metaphor, more mirorr less. The differences between this and many other works of scholarsh It’s the first time I’ve had this reaction when reading an ‘academic’ book: Yet Abrams begins with Socrates’s three beds.


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It was published in the s so does not include any of the more modern theories or stances but gives a very good idea of the foundations on which attitudes to art and poetry are based. The early chapters, up to his precis of Wordsworth and especially Coleridge are excellent- he explains how and why Having read this twice with a 20 year gap between readingsI llamp understand m.h.abbrams more, but know much less.

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