Criticism and the Nineteenth Century

Criticism and the Nineteenth Century

Criticism and the Nineteenth Century

Criticism and the Nineteenth Century

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The pieces that make this book, and make it I think a book having some sort of unity, are now appearing for the first time, or reappearing (a) in a form that can be called 'revised', or (b) in a form so changed in substance and structure as to require a term more declaredly thorough-going. The pieces that have been printed before are as follows -- and I am grateful to the institutions and publishers whom I name below for permission to use them to this new end. 'Matthew Arnold: The Critic and the Advocate' was delivered on 30 March, 1942, as the Tredegar Memorial Lecture of the Royal Society of Literature, and was printed in the Transactions of the Society -- Essays by Divers Hands, new series vol. XX, edited by Gordon Bottomley, 1943. 'Matthew Arnold and Eighteenth-Century Poetry' was included in Essays on the Eighteenth Century Presented to David Nichol Smith in Honour of his Seventieth Birthday, published by the Clarendon Press, 1945. The essays on Pater were printed in the volumes put out by the English Association -- Essays and Studies, vol. XXXII, 1946, edited by Basil Willey, 1947, and Essays and Studies 1949, edited by George Rostrevor Hamilton, 1950. 'Newman's Essay on Poetry' was included in Newman Centenary Essays, edited by Henry Tristram, and published by Burns, Oates and Washbourne Ltd., 1945; and, much changed, in Perspectives in Criticism edited by Harry Levin, Harvard University Press, 1950. 'English Poetry in the Nineteenth Century' was an Inaugural Lecture delivered on 4 December, 1945, in the University of London, BirkbeckCollege . . .

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