[The Well Wrought Urn Studies in the Structure of Poetry Books ] Free Reading as Epub by Cleanth Brooks

Cleanth Brooks ↠ 6 free read

This book consists of detailed commentaries on ten famous E. With the advent of New Formalism Richard Strier Marjorie Levinson Cleanth Brooks is ready to be brought off the book shelf and re considered for the attention which he gives to the poem as an aesthetic object Of course the idea of a self sufficient aesthetic object is of an ideal than a reality often leading to a neglect of important political and contextual readings of a text this caricature of critics like Brooks is being slowly and carefully being dismantled As Strier has pointed out the historical enmity between formalists and historicists of various stripes has often been pointless and the best criticism has always combined close attention of the text with the context which informs and moulds it Brooks makes it clear that the heresy of paraphrase is something which everyone from critic to layman alike must be ready to ward Carrying all the authority of an ecumenical council of old Brooks makes it clear in no uncertain terms that we shouldn t ask what a poem is about Why Because such a uestion reduces the poem and robs it of its very purpose sure the Wasteland is in some sense about 20th century alienation but if that s what TS Eliot wanted to write about an essay treatise even a novel would have got to that point in a clearer and concise way We don t ask what Mahler s second symphony is about and nor should we a poem Each chapter then carefully considers what it means to think about this Well Wrought Urn an allusion to Donne An old work of criticism but one I would argue which deserves re visiting and re incoporation Brooks offers important ways to think about poetry as a form on its own terms Perhaps Brooks could have done to make explicit the interconnectedness of form and context but if we keep that in mind I think reading him can make our reading of poems all the penetrating and subtle

free download The Well Wrought Urn Studies in the Structure of Poetry

The Well Wrought Urn Studies in the Structure of Poetry

Nglish poems from the Elizabethan period to the present Ind. As far as literary criticism books go this one was reasonably easy to read The language is clear and Brooks doesn t introduce a bunch of unfamiliar terminology that the reader has to spend extra time looking up in order to understand what he s saying

free download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Cleanth Brooks

A classic that has been widely used by several generations. One of the finest studies of poetry ever written The depth of understanding communicated in these 300 pages goes beyond impressive An essential read even for those who might think that the New Criticism is outdated


10 thoughts on “The Well Wrought Urn Studies in the Structure of Poetry

  1. says:

    In my freshman year of college I remembered reading Brooks' essay on Keats A Sylvan Historian I was completely engulfed w

  2. says:

    From what I understand this is sort of the flagship of the close reading new critical movement As one might guess it is full of polemical stuff

  3. says:

    One of the finest studies of poetry ever written The depth of understanding communicated in these 300 pages goes beyond impressive An essential read even for those who might think that the New Criticism is outdated

  4. says:

    i hate this

  5. says:

    Read the first essay The Language of Paradox on Donne's Canonization on May 21 2018The Language of Paradox3 the language of poetry is the language of paradox; nod to Chesterton as a master of paradoxes; paradox is the language appropriate and inevitable to poetry10 Even the most direct and simple poet is forced into paradoxes far o

  6. says:

    With the advent of New Formalism Richard Strier Marjorie Levinson Cleanth Brooks is ready to be brought off the book shelf and re considered for the attention which he gives to the poem as an aesthetic object Of course the idea of a self sufficient aesthetic object is of an ideal than a reality often leading to a neglect of important political and contextual readings of a text this caricature of critics like Brooks is being slowly

  7. says:

    Like Bloom Brooks spends a lot of time wasting yours in the process grumbling about other aacademics he doesn't agree with Actually maybe a better term would be he doesn't like Both of them are grating at times petty and obsessed But again like Bloom he offers a lot of very interesting insights into whatever literary text he's looking atBrooks was one of the leading thinkers of the New Criticism movement in l

  8. says:

    As far as literary criticism books go this one was reasonably easy to read The language is clear and Brooks doesn't introduce a bunch of unfamiliar terminology that the reader has to spend extra time looking up in order to understand what he's

  9. says:

    A highly essential study for poetry

  10. says:

    Sigh I want to say I wish I were smarter but I wish I were a little less lazy might be to the point or at least the first step I do cop to thi

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *