Matthew Arnold: The Critical Legacy - Studies in English & American Literature & Culture (Hardback)Laurence W. Mazzeno (author)
Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 15/11/1999
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From the publication of The Strayed Reveller and Other Poems in 1849, Matthew Arnold has been a figure of controversy who sparked decidedly strong and divergent opinions -- both about the quality of his artistry and about the ideas he espoused. Not surprisingly, a chronological reading of books and articles focusing on Arnold's writings reveals a century-long civil war among literary scholars. Focusing on studies judged to be most influential in shaping critical opinion of Arnold's poetry and prose, Matthew Arnold: The Critical Legacy explores the interplay between individual critics and Arnold's works, and between one critic and another as they respond to Arnold's writings and the critical commentary. There emerges an appreciation for the key questions that have captured the attention of Arnold's critics for over a hundred years: Was Arnold a first-rate poet, or does he rank below the greatest figures of his century, notably Tennyson and Browning?
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 666 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm
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