Principles of Literary Criticism
Ivor Armstrong Richards was one of the founders of modern literary criticism. He enthused a generation of writers and readers and was an influential supporter of the young T.S. Eliot. Principles of Literary Criticism was the text that first established his reputation and pioneered the movement that became known as the 'New Criticism'. Highly controversial when first published, Principles of Literary Criticism remains a work which no one with a serious interest in literature can afford to ignore.
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Review: Principles of Literary Criticism (Routledge Classics)User Review - Lorraine - Goodreads
What a brilliant mind! I am not in agreement with Richards about many aspects of human nature (I tend to think he is rather too optimistic about the mind of the poet and the value of art) but this is ... Read full review
Review: Principles of Literary Criticism (Routledge Classics)User Review - Mark - Goodreads
Sure, there's plenty of crackpot psychology (which Richards later recanted) in here, but as you read the book you can see the modern discipline of English studies taking shape. Read full review