Title: Debating the Canon: A Reader from Addison to...
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Book Condition: New
Book Type: Paperback
Paperback. 320 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.1in. x 0.7in.Debating the Canon is a one-stop collection of the most important conversations regarding the development and future of the literary canon, with essays by T. S. Eliot, David Hume, Samuel Johnson, Leo Strauss, Elaine Showalter, Harold Bloom, Elizabeth Meese, and Henry Louis Gates to name but a few. Over the past two decades, the debate over the Great Books has been the central public controversy concerning the cultural content of higher education. Debating the Canon provides the first primary-source overview of these ongoing arguments. Many of these contributions to this debate have achieved canonical status themselves. Through their focus on the canon, the full spectrum of approaches to literary studies is represnted here. This collection places the recent debate within a larger context of literary criticisms development of a canon, going back to the eighteenth century. Morrisseys introductions provide context for the conversations, and together comprise a history of the debate over the Great Books. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781403968203
Synopsis: Over the past two decades, the debate over the 'Great Books' has been one of the key public controversies concerning the cultural content of higher education. Debating the Canon provides a primary-source overview of these ongoing arguments. Many of these contributions to this debate have achieved 'canonical' status themselves; through the focus on the canon, the full spectrum of approaches to literary studies can be seen in the essays. Therefore, this collection places the recent debate within a larger context of literary criticism's development of a canon, going back to the eighteenth century.
About the Author: LEE MORRISSEY is Professor of English at Clemson University, USA.
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