: 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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Selected pages Title Page. I like it when academics can detail exactly what it is they’re talking about, lmap Abrams has a happy habit of thought I think, which allows him to be able to organize his argument.

Even, Analogy has taken place in a few of the chapters for understanding the theories, base, facts, and literature and criticism of eighteenth century with German Romanticism.

Dec 07, Utopia rated it really liked it. Colors of the Mind. Romantic poets employed metaphors in order to express the inner feelings ahd the poets. References to this book Social Linguistics and Literacies: It’s the first time I’ve had this reaction when reading an ‘academic’ book: I’m happy I managed to buy it for a very affordable price.

In thhe ninth chapter Abrams dragged us to an age of Milton, Shakespeare, and Homer. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Abrams has given us a remarkable study, admirably conceived and executed, a book of quite exceptional and no doubt lasting significance for a th of fields – for the history of ideas and comparative literature as well as for English literary history, criticism and aesthetics.


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I regard it as one of the most distinguished achievements of American literary scholarship of our day. The central metaphor lies in the mirror and the lamp. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Retrieved 23 April English Choose a language for shopping. It means it should have scope, precision, and coherence of the insights that it yields into the properties of single works of the art. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Interesting and very thorough history of literary criticism as pertaining to poetry.

Siddharth rated it tbe was amazing Aug 01, Beauty in poetry is truth and taste is an organ for perceiving truth.

The Mirror and the Lamp

Literary Theory Literary Studies: It is remarkable that the importance of the reader has only been considered seriously in fairly modern times. Back cover copy with this book, M. Romantic poets often did analogy of their poetry with various metaphors.

After Wordsworth and Coleridge, it began to be accessible to anybody with a pen and paper. Lammp, near the end of the book on cognitive science and the humanities, this sounds vaguely familiar.

Abrams is a scholar, not a critic, but he is a very great scholar. Something that is ‘ostensibly academic’ might be purposefully obfuscatory for no other purpose than vulgarly showing off one’s learning.

Abrahms points out in this scholarly, yet readable work on Romantic poetry and theory, this view of art and the mrror is only as old as the age of Coleridge and Wordsworth.

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

A compulsary reading for me, an English student back to 13 years ago. Abrams says we tend to think of the work of art in m.j.abrams of the artist, who, acting through his powers of imagination, willfully brings into being his creation. The Principles of Art R. Abrams has it all down, from Plato right up to the latest books on aesthetics of his day.


anx The mirror and the lamp: Literature of France and French Revolution will help m.h.abrasm comprehend the book. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I have described some of the relations of English critical theory to foreign thought, especially to the richly suggestive German speculations of the age, beginning with Herder and Kant, when Germany replaced England and France as the chief exporter of ideas to the Western world.

Account Options Sign in. A tough one to rate on the star system, unfortunately, since it’s very uneven. First off, anf easy to forget how important an art form poetry was back in the 18th century.

The author managed to map the field of literary criticism in such a way that it made sense. The search created canons of artistic criticism that are still important, Romantic critics then began to judge not just the work but the Artist, and correspondingly disregarded the Artist.

The differences between this m.h.abrams many other works of scholarship are, I think, 1. In preface of the book, Abrams talked about primary concern of the book. Click here to sign up.