The Old New Criticism and its Critics

Young, R. V.
August 1993
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Aug/Sep1993, Issue 35, p38
Focuses on the New Criticism, which flourished during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s and remained formidably influential even through the 1960s when its dominance over literary study was everywhere challenged. Common allegations against the New Critics; Inception of the New Criticism; Insistence of the New Criticism upon literary quality.


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