The Forlorn Demon: Didactic and Critical Essays

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CONTENTS
1. THE MAN OF LETTERS IN THE MODERN WORLD
2. TO WHOM IS THE POET RESPONSIBLE?
3. THE SYMBOLIC IMAGINATION: THE MIRRORS OF DANTE
4. THE ANGELIC IMAGINATION: POE AS GOD
5. OUR COUSIN, MR. POE
6. IS LITERARY CRITICISM POSSIBLE?
7. JOHNSON ON THE METAPHYSICAL POETS
8. LONGINUS AND THE "NEW CRITICISM"
9. A MISCELLANY:
Crane: The Poet as Hero
Ezra Pound and the Bollingen Prize
A Note on Critical "Autotelism"
Modern Poets and Conventions
The Point of Dying: Donne's "Virtuous Men"

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Table of contents

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  • Title Page i
  • Preface v
  • Acknowledgements *
  • Contents *
  • 1 - The Man of Letters In The Modern World 3
  • 2 - To Whom is the Poet Responsible? 18
  • 3 - The Symbolic Imagination The Mirrors of Dante 32
  • 4 - The Angelic Imagination Poe as God 56
  • 5 - Our Cousin, Mr. Poe 79
  • 6 - Is Literary Criticism Possible? 96
  • 7 - Johnson On The Metaphysical Poets 112
  • 8 - Longinus and The "New Criticism" 131
  • 9 - A Miscellany 152
  • Index 177
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