Criticism and Social Change

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University of Chicago Press, Dec 15, 1985 - Social Science - 175 pages
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"Criticism and Social Change speaks with special timeliness to the role of the political intellectual (here embodied in Kenneth Burke). Lentricchia's provocative analysis demands serious reflection by American radicals."—Frederic Jameson

"A profound meditation on relations obtaining among writing, political consciousness, and criticism—this last taken in its most general sense. It is written with passion and grace; it is shot through with learning, intimate knowledge of the critical tradition, and a deep (though by no means uncritical) understanding of the work (as well as social significance) of Kenneth Burke."—Hayden White

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About the author (1985)

Frank Lentricchia is a novelist and ex-literary theorist. He teaches in the Program in Literature at Duke University. THE PORTABLE LENTRICCHIA is from a selection of his novels.

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