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Geoffrey Hartman : Criticism as Answerable Style - G. Douglas Atkins

Geoffrey Hartman

Criticism as Answerable Style

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Published: 15th November 1990
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Though he resists easy formulation and cannot be identified with any theoretical position, Geoffrey Hartman has been developing a sophisticated philosophical criticism that at once parallels and differs from New Criticism, hermeneutics, reader-response, deconstruction, and psychoanalysis, and may best be described as reader-responsibility.
G. Douglas Atkins considers the entire range of Hartman's work, from his seminal studies of Wordsworth to his provocative arguments for a "negative hermeneutics" and a "creative criticism," from his continuing efforts to reinvigorate literary history to his "easy pieces" on Alfred Hitchcock, Ross MacDonald, and others.
By elucidating key ideas, this book provides a valuable introduction to a major critical voice of the twentieth century, who, more than any other writer, has called into question our assumptions about the distinction between commentary and imaginative literature.

ISBN: 9780415020947
ISBN-10: 0415020948
Series: Critics of the Twentieth Century
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 15th November 1990
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1