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Canons : Critical Inquiry Book - Robert Von Hallberg


Critical Inquiry Book

By: Robert Von Hallberg (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1984
ISBN: 9780226864945
Number Of Pages: 416

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Canon formation: ". . . the traditional dream of ambitious critics. A canon is commonly seen as what other people, once powerful, have made and what should now be opened up, demystified, or eliminated altogether." So writes editor Robert von Hallberg in his introduction. This collection of essays articulates how canons are constructed and examines the ways in which academic canons influence literary thought and instruction. Presenting a wide range of canonical interpretation, the volume includes essays on such themes as Native American literature and the canon, the ideology of canon formation, the history of American poetry anthologies, undoing the canonical economy, the making of the modernist canon,  and canon and power in the Hebrew scriptures.

Introduction Contingencies of Value
An Idea and Ideal of a Literary Canon
A Poetics of Abandonment
Augustan Poetry and the Alexandrian Past
Dante, Lucan, and Virgil
Undoing the Canonical Economy
Romantic Poetics and the English Canon
On the Containment of the Past in Baudelaire and Manet
T. S. Eliot and Cleanth Brooks
U.S. Fiction, 1960-1975
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ISBN: 9780226864945
ISBN-10: 0226864944
Series: Critical Inquiry Book
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st January 1984
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54