Critics will always disagree, but, maintains Wayne Booth, their disagreement need not result in critical chaos. In Critical Understanding, Booth argues for a reasoned pluralism--a criticism more various and resourceful than can be caught in any one critic's net. He relates three noted pluralists--Ronald Crane, Kenneth Burke, and M. H. Abrams--to ...Read MoreCritics will always disagree, but, maintains Wayne Booth, their disagreement need not result in critical chaos. In Critical Understanding, Booth argues for a reasoned pluralism--a criticism more various and resourceful than can be caught in any one critic's net. He relates three noted pluralists--Ronald Crane, Kenneth Burke, and M. H. Abrams--to various currently popular critical approaches. Throughout, Booth tests the abstractions of metacriticism against particular literary works, devoting a substantial portion of his discussion to works by W. H. Auden, Henry James, Oliver Goldsmith, and Anatole France.Read Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Very Good. Very good DJ. First Edition. Very good DJ. Chicago 1979. 1st printing. Black cloth boards. Clean covers with clean and firm pages. Tight spine, sharp corners-as new. Unclipped dust jacket-original price is intact.
8vo. VG/VG-. solid gray DJ spine with dark red author, title in ivory with red subtitling in italics, publisher logo in red, white publisher at DJ tail. several wrinkle lines and fatigue at tip and mild chafing at tail. upper perimeter shows edgewear, lightly on bottom. original tan shade, without exposure for DJ jacket front. HB is black clothbound, stamped with silver lettering between author and publisher. very black boards both, warm red endsheets without discoloration or writing. lightly flipped through ivory text interior without markings. ISBN #0226065545. Rockville.
Very Good-Fine in J Very Good jacket. 8vo xiii, 408 pp, preface, 7 chapters, conclusion, appendix, notes, indices. 1/2" tear on top edge of rear dj panel, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth.
Near Fine in Very Good+ jacket. 408 pp. Hardcover, 8vo., black cloth. Near Fine copy in Very Good+ dust jacket. PO's blindstamp at title page, o/w contents clean, bright and unmarked. DJ shows minimal edgewear and rubbing; 1" closed tear near head of spine; housed in mylar wrap.
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