Talking Back to Emily Dickinson and Other Essays

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University of Massachusetts Press, 1998 - 303 páginas
This collection makes the case for literary criticism as an informed, aggressive, personal, and often humorous response to writers and writing. An unrepentant academic, William Pritchard nonetheless finds himself looking vainly, in much current professional study of literature, for what he sees as criticism's central task. This involves, in part, an attentiveness to the performing voice of the novelist, poet, or essayist under discussion. To bring out that quality, the critic must exploit, with invention and intrepidity, his or her own responsive voice - must "talk back" to the work of art.

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TALKING BACK TO EMILY DICKINSON: and Other Essays

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As demonstrated in these essays (most of which appeared in the Hudson Review), Pritchard's sympathetic, kinetic engagement with the canon has always distinguished him from other voices of the academy ... Leer comentario completo

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Pritchard begins with a statement that he himself admits is presumptuous: that the critic should, in talking back to the work of art, try to go it one better. Done properly, this way of reading ... Leer comentario completo

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Writing Well Is the Best Revenge
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That Shakespeherian
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Burkes Great Melody
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