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A critical difference : T.S. Eliot and John Middleton Murry in English literary criticism, 1919-1928 /
David Goldie.
imprint
New York : Clarendon Press, 1998.
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x, 214 p.
ISBN
0198123795 (hb)
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imprint
New York : Clarendon Press, 1998.
isbn
0198123795 (hb)
catalogue key
2394071
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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''a welcome addition to our understanding of the sea-changes of inter-war literary journalism ... admirable ... this intelligent and closely argued monograph'' Jason Harding, Cambridge Quarterly
...engrossing study ...- Ian Hamilton. London Review of Books. 4/March/1998
''a welcome addition to our understanding of the sea-changes of inter-war literary journalism ... admirable ... this intelligent and closely argued monograph''Jason Harding, Cambridge Quarterly...engrossing study ...- Ian Hamilton. London Review of Books. 4/March/1998
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This book offers a detailed introduction to the unjustly neglected criticism of Murry and sheds new light on Eliot's role as a polemicist and controversialist in the conflicts of literary-critical culture in the 1920s.
Long Description
A Critical Difference is a detailed study of perhaps the most intriguing and important literary-critical dialogue of the 1920s. Goldie places the critical writing of T. S. Eliot and John Middleton Murry firmly in the context of a contentious post-war literary culture and argues for the need to read their work as a series of interventions within that culture. The book traces the development of their criticism from early collaboration on the Athenaeum through to the rivalries between Eliot's Criterion and Murry's Adelphi. It explores the informing contexts of several of Eliot's better-known essays and sheds new light on his role as a polemicist and critical controversialist.
Long Description
A Critical Difference is a valuable study of perhaps the most intriguing and important critical debate of the 1920s. The book offers a detailed introduction to the unjustly neglected criticism of Murry and sheds new light on T. S. Eliot's role as a polemicist and controversialist in the conflicts of literary-critical culture in the 1920s.
Main Description
A Critical Difference is a detailed study of perhaps the most intriguing and important literary-critical dialogue of the 1920s. Goldie places the critical writing of T. S. Eliot and John Middleton Murry firmly in the context of a contentious post-war literary culture and argues for the need toread their work as a series of interventions within that culture. The book traces the development of their criticism from early collaboration on the Athenaeum through to the rivalries between Eliot's Criterion and Murry's Adelphi. It explores the informing contexts of several of Eliot's better-knownessays and sheds new light on his role as a polemicist and critical controversialist.
Main Description
Provides a detailed introduction to the unjustly neglected criticism of Murry, and sheds new light on T. S. Eliot's role as a polemicist and controversialist in the conflicts of literary-critical culture in the 1920s.
Unpaid Annotation
A Critical Difference is a valuable of study perhaps the most intriguing and important critical debate of the 1920s. The book offers a detailed introduction to the unjustly neglected criticism of Murry and sheds new light on T. S. Eliot's role as a polemicist and controversialist in the conflicts of literary-critical culture in the 1920s.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Reconstruction: Murry, Eliot, and the Athenaeum, 1919-21
Reconstruction and `Improperganda'
Literature and the War
The Athenaeum: `Inward Acts and Ancestral Attitudes'
Tradition and the Dissociated Sensibility
The Perfect Critic
The Criterion versus the Adelphi
Remy de Gourmont and the Problem of Style
After the Athenaeum
The Criterion and the Adelphi
Romanticism and Classicism
Murry's Romantic Historiography
Hulme and Classicism
Murry and a Romantic Tradition
Keats and Shakespeare
Orthodoxy and Modernism: The Claims of Religion, 1926-28
Murry, Moral Relativism, and Modernism
`Life', Liberalism, and Organized Christianity
The Life of Jesus
The Classical Revival
Reason and Romanticism
Towards a Synthesis
Some Problems of Orthodoxy
Conclusion: Imperfect Orthodoxy
Select Bibliography
Index
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