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Johnson, Arnold and Eliot as literary humanists

Drumm, Robert Mary Sister

Johnson, Arnold and Eliot as literary humanists

by Drumm, Robert Mary Sister

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    Subjects:
  • Johnson, Samuel, -- 1709-1784.,
  • Arnold, Matthew, -- 1822-1888.,
  • Eliot, T. S. -- 1888-1965.,
  • Literature -- Philosophy.

  • The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationiii, 226, 3 leaves.
    Number of Pages226
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16430534M

      The humanistic tradition, as the author observes, begins with Aristotle, revived in the Renaissance, proceeding on through Pope, Johnson, Arnold, James, Edmund Wilson, Trilling and Ralph Ellison. The book contains seven chapters: The first offers an account of the origin of the two rival traditions- Plato and the Neoplatonists on one side and. This double resonance of poet and critic has given Eliot's name its authority, its place in the roll of English literary dictators which begins with Ben Jonson, follows with Dryden, Pope, and Samuel Johnson, and carries through the nineteenth century with the careers of those poet-critic-theologians, Coleridge and Arnold.

    The concept Literature -- Philosophy represents the subject, aboutness, idea or notion of resources found in Brigham Young University. Matthew Arnold was an English poet and critic during the Victorian period. In this lesson, learn more about his thoughts on the role that poetry as well as literary and cultural criticism should.

    Eliot also saw in Swinburne precisely the sort of poet-critic—Dryden, Johnson, Coleridge, and Arnold were others—whom he was working to emulate. Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism and empiricism) over acceptance of dogma or meaning of the term humanism has fluctuated according to the successive intellectual movements which have identified with it.


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Literary Criticism of Matthew Arnold Selected and introduced by Brian Crick and Michael DiSanto Edgeways Books, xxiv + pp., ISBN 0 80 0, £ (Footnotes omitted) Of course you’re always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however and you’ll condemn them all!File Size: KB. Among the prominent intellectual debates of the twentieth century was the literary clash between a dogmatically relativist modernism and a robust revival of Christian humanism.

In The Return of Christian Humanism, Lee Oser ranges widely over English literature, from Chaucer to Beckett, taking in the thoughts of critics, philosophers, and theologians in order to compare the fruits of Christian 2/5(1). Literary Theory and Criticism English Literature, Literary Theory, Linguistics, Film Theory, Media Theory, UGC NET JRF Exam Preparation, Novel Analysis, Research Papers Nasrullah Mambrol.

Editorial team. General Editors: David Bourget (Western Ontario) David Chalmers (ANU, NYU) Area Editors: David Bourget Gwen Bradford. Among the major Victorian writers, Matthew Arnold is unique in that his reputation rests equally upon his poetry and his poetry criticism.

Only a quarter of his productive life was given to writing poetry, but many of the same values, attitudes, and feelings that are expressed in his poems achieve a fuller or more balanced formulation in his prose. Barry, Peter. Beginning edition. Manchester: Manchester UP, Flores's Notes “Introduction” 3 Important to understand precursor criticism whose legacy still prevails/common—for example, “liberal humanism,” which presents itself as apolitical appreciation of great literature—accordingly, such literature expresses “human nature” as fixed, constant.

Matthew Arnold (24 December – 15 April ) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the celebrated headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial w Arnold has been characterised as a sage writer, a type of.

Therein lies his greatness Eliot belongs to the line of poet critics extending from Sidney down to the modern age, a line that includes Ben Johnson. Dryden, Dr. Johnson, Coleridge, and Arnold.

Eliot being a practicing poet, misstatements on poetry and poets carried an additional authority., and a greater conviction He called his criticism by. Samuel Johnson’s edition of Shakespeare () and the recent, definitive annotated edition of T.

Eliot’s poems, edited and annotated by Sir Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue (which I. Let’s go on to your next book: Adam Bede () by George Eliot. It could almost have been any of her novels, but Adam Bede is her first so I chose that. I remember at Humanists UK when we were celebrating the th anniversary of ; that was the year Darwin published On the Origin of Species which transformed biology and our sense of ourselves as animals.

The sustaining and growing conviction, then, out of which this book has grown is that the definition of the humanist consciousness linking Newman, Arnold, and Pater, an effort made, significantly, with a strong and increasingly defensive sense of an entire scale of values in grave, perhaps terminal, crisis, is even today the indispensable basis.

In all, there are overquotations in the dictionary. Johnson was the first English lexicographer to use citations in this way, a method that greatly influenced the style of future dictionaries. He had scoured books stretching back to the s, often quoting from those thought to.

In his essay, “Humanist Literature in Perspective,” Dr. Arthur Dobrin, professor emeritus at Hofstra University and leader emeritus of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, writes, ‘Humanist literature’ is an ambiguous term.

Does it refer to that which has been written by humanists about humanism; and what is literature. It is my contention that [ ]. Liberal humanism can be defined as a philosophical and literary movement in which man and his capabilities are the central concern. It can also be defined as a system of historically changing views that recognizes the value of the human being as an individual and his right to liberty and happiness.

Works of George Eliot, Matthew Arnold. New Humanism, critical movement in the United States between andbased on the literary and social theories of the English poet and critic Matthew Arnold, who sought to recapture the moral quality of past civilizations—the best that has been thought and said—in an age of industrialization, materialism, and relativism.

Reacting against the scientifically oriented philosophies of. Eighteenth-century writer Samuel Johnson (() is one of the most significant figures in English fame is due in part to a widely read biography of him, written by his friend James Boswell and published in Although probably best known for compiling his celebrated dictionary, Johnson was an extremely prolific writer who worked in a variety of fields and forms.

T.S Eliot is one of the greatest literary critics of England from the point of view of the bulk and quality of his critical writings. His five hundred and odd essays occasionally published as reviews and articles had a far-reaching influence on literary criticism in the country.

That question has led to an in-depth analysis of Arnold as a literary critic. This book begins with an examination of Arnold’s letters to Clough, where “it all started”, and proceeds with a close reading of the Preface. A look at some of the later literary essays rounds off the picture of Arnold as a literary critic.

General Overviews. For book-length studies of Richards’s writings in linguistics, Hotopf (cited under Linguistic Theory) was among the earliest and remains among the finest general discussions; he takes the subject up to Schiller provides a succinct critical interpretation of the theory of literature.

Needham links Richards to the fundamental preoccupations of English. The book has been updated and includes two new chapters, one of which (Literary theory - a history in ten events) innovatively surveys the course of theory, while the other (Theory after 'Theory') maps the arrival of new 'isms' since the second edition appeared in.

T. S. Eliot belongs to the line of poet-critic running from Sidney. Ben Johnson, Dryden through Dr. Johnson Coleridge and Arnold to the modern age.

In the case of Eliot, we find that his criticism throws light illustrates many aspects of his critical theory. Eliot early essays: a .Abstract. Matthew Arnold and T.

S. Eliot suggest comparison not only because of the decisive influence they exerted on the literary taste of their age, but also their unusual self-awareness of the function they felt themselves called upon to perform, an awareness revealed in their poetry no less than their criticism.

We find Arnold writing to his mother in‘[I] hope to have a busy year.(Book cover via Amazon/Background: a man in a noble Anglophone tradition stretching from Samuel Johnson, Carlyle, Matthew Arnold, Chesterton, and T.S.

Eliot to Trilling’s English.