The Origins of Criticism: Literary Culture and Poetic Theory in Classical Greece PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Andrew Ford

The Origins of Criticism: Literary Culture and Poetic Theory in Classical Greece

Princeton University Press
Publication date: July 2004
ISBN: 9781400825066
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$42.00
Our price:
$39.99

You save: $2.01 (5%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
By "literary criticism" we usually mean a self-conscious act involving the technical and aesthetic appraisal, by individuals, of autonomous works of art. Aristotle and Plato come to mind. The word "social" does not. Yet, as this book shows, it should--if, that is, we wish to understand where literary criticism as we think of it today came from. Andrew Ford offers a new understanding of the development of criticism, demonstrating that its roots stretch back long before the sophists to public commentary on the performance of songs and poems in the preliterary era of ancient Greece. He pinpoints when and how, later in the Greek tradition than is usually assumed, poetry was studied as a discipline with its own principles and methods.The Origins of Criticism complements the usual, history-of-ideas approach to the topic precisely by treating criticism as a social as well as a theoretical activity. With unprecedented and penetrating detail, Ford considers varying scholarly interpretations of the key texts discussed. Examining Greek discussions of poetry from the late sixth century B.C. through the rise of poetics in the late fourth, he asks when we first can recognize anything like the modern notions of literature as imaginative writing and of literary criticism as a special knowledge of such writing.Serving as a monumental preface to Aristotle's Poetics, this book allows readers to discern the emergence, within the manifold activities that might be called criticism, of the historically specific discourse on poetry that has shaped subsequent Western approaches to literature.
Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
The Origins of Criticism: Literary Culture and Poetic Theory in Classical Greece PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
3180 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Andrew Ford
Creating a Powerful Brand: It's Not Just Business, It's Personal ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Andrew Ford
Creating a Powerful Brand: It's Not Just Business, It's Personal
Andrew Ford
Andrew Ford, March 2014
ISBN: 9781925144055
Format: ePub
List Price: $14.95 Our price: $11.99
Apache 2. Leksykon Kieszonkowy PDF download by Andrew Ford
Apache 2. Leksykon kieszonkowy
Andrew Ford
Helion, October 2012
ISBN: 9788324621798
Format: PDF
List Price: $6.00 Our price: $4.99
Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals: Control the Conversation and Connect with Your Customer-Without Saying a Word ePub (Adobe DRM) download by mark bowden
Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals: Control the Conversation and Connect with Your Customer—without Saying a Word
mark bowden & Andrew Ford
McGraw-Hill, September 2012
ISBN: 9780071793001
Format: ePub, PDF
List Price: $20.00 Our price: $17.99
Try Whistling This: Writings on Music ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Andrew Ford
Try Whistling This: Writings on Music
Andrew Ford
Black Inc., July 2012
ISBN: 9781863955713
Format: ePub, PDF
List Price: $27.15 Our price: $24.99