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Versions of the Past — Visions of the Future

The Canonical in the Criticism of T. S. Eliot, F. R. Leavis, Northrop Frye and Harold Bloom

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Lars Ole Sauerberg
    Pages 1-3
  3. Lars Ole Sauerberg
    Pages 4-27
  4. Lars Ole Sauerberg
    Pages 64-98
  5. Lars Ole Sauerberg
    Pages 128-164
  6. Lars Ole Sauerberg
    Pages 165-185
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 186-216

About this book


With the canon debate, prominent in literary criticism since the early 1970s, as the sounding board, the study aims at investigating and discussing in critical perspective the function of considerations to do with canon for literary criticism at the formation stage. It focuses on the interaction between a critic's canonical preferences ('versions of the past') and his desire for improved cultural and/or aesthetic conditions ('visions of the future') in the criticism of Eliot, Leavis, Frye and Bloom.


education English literature future George Eliot interaction literary criticism literature sound stage

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