New Criticism

New Criticism was a movement in literary theory that dominated American literary criticism in the middle decades of the 20th century. It emphasized close reading, particularly of poetry, to discover how a work of literature functioned as a self-contained, self-referential aesthetic object.

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Authorial Intent - Literary Theory - New Criticism
... New Criticism, as espoused by Cleanth Brooks, W ... belongs to literary biography, not literary criticism ... Preoccupation with the author "leads away from the poem." According to New Criticism, a poem does not belong to its author, but rather "it is detached from the author at birth and goes about the world ...
New Criticism - Important Texts
... Ransom's essays "Criticism,Inc" and "The Ontological Critic." Tate's essay "Miss Emily and the Bibliographer." Wimsatt and Beardsley's essays "The ...
Leslie Fiedler - Life - Teaching Career, Research, and Criticism - The Frontier, New Criticism, and The Early-1950s
... His literary work appeared in Kenyon Review he was also named the 1956 Kenyon Fellow in Criticism ... Review was a journal often associated with New Criticism, Fiedler questioned the principles of New Criticism in his writing ... Fiedler targets New Criticism in his well-known essay Archetype and Signature ...

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