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The Function of Criticism Terry Eagleton The Function of Criticism This wide ranging book argues that criticism emerged in early bourgeois society as a central feature of a public sphere in which political ethical and literary judgements could mingle under the beni

  • Title: The Function of Criticism
  • Author: Terry Eagleton
  • ISBN: 9781844670550
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Function of Criticism Terry Eagleton This wide ranging book argues that criticism emerged in early bourgeois society as a central feature of a public sphere in which political, ethical, and literary judgements could mingle under the benign rule of reason The disintegration of this fragile culture brought on a crisis in criticism, whose history since the 18th century has been fraught with ambivalence and anThis wide ranging book argues that criticism emerged in early bourgeois society as a central feature of a public sphere in which political, ethical, and literary judgements could mingle under the benign rule of reason The disintegration of this fragile culture brought on a crisis in criticism, whose history since the 18th century has been fraught with ambivalence and anxiety.Eagleton s account embraces Addison and Steele, Johnson and the 19 century reviewers, such critics as Arnold and Stephen, the heyday of Scrutiny and New Criticism, and finally the proliferation of avant garde literary theories such as deconstructionism The Function of Criticism is nothing less than a history and critique of the critical institution itself Eagleton s judgements on individual critics are sharp and illuminating, which his general argument raises crucial questions about the relations between language, literature and politics.
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    1. every time i try to write a review the events of the last two weeks spring into sharp relief and I feel sad Maybe on the re read.

    2. What are critics for Who benefits or loses from criticism No, this is not a book about saying mean things to people who you don t like It is a book really, an essay about the decline of what used to simply go by the title criticism but which now has grown appendages to become all varieties of fancy arenas of study political, feminist, deconstructive, structural and literary to name a few also now know as college majors Criticism, for Eagleton, is the discursive practice of rational exchange for [...]

    3. The text on the back cover of the Verso paperback of The Function of Criticism calls Terry Eagleton Britain s foremost Marxist critic Eagleton may well agree with that estimate although one imagines there isn t much competition for the title The rise of the bourgeoisie, with its material basis in the expanding British colonial system, slavery in America and the West Indies providing cheap raw materials and ready made markets for manufactured goods and accelerating population growth in England, c [...]

    4. I think The History of Criticism would be a apt title for this book Eagleton traces the history of the field of criticism starting from the Habermasian bourgeois English public sphere in the eighteenth century, where men of the emerging middle class gathered in coffee houses and wrote to exchange ideas purely on the basis of reason, to the nineteenth century Victorian man of letters, to the state of literary criticism in the twentieth It offers a very good introduction and overview of the origi [...]

    5. Not really what I was expecting I was hoping for something in the vein of his excellent Literary Theory An Introduction A history of the critic s role over the last few centuries with reference to the bourgeois public sphere, periodicals like The Spectator and The Tatler, New Criticism, and deconstructionism The goal of this book is summarised in the last few pages The role of the contemporary critic, then, is a traditional one The point of the present essay is to recall criticism to its tradit [...]

    6. Handy laging basahin si Eagleton, wala akong masyadong problema sa sinasabi niya Sa technique at formal chenes nya lang ako may unting duda I was thinking too soft ba talaga itong si Eagleton, too soft dahil gustong dumistansya sa hardened tone o lexicon ng Marxist writing mas pipiliin nya ang better, human society kunwari kesa socialism at what explains this softness Posturang Marxista lang ba sya speaking of humane societies to come, kunwari progressive at forward looking and mga litanya per [...]

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