The New Critics

Krieger, Murray
October 1976
New Republic;10/2/76, Vol. 175 Issue 14, p32
Presents information on the works of new literary critics. Contributions of the new criticism, as represented by John Crowe Ransom; Notions held by new critics about the workings of language in common with the structuralists; Comparison between new criticism and structuralism; Traditional sense of poems of new critics; Criticism of books "The World's Body" and "The Forlorn Demon."


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