The Origins of Criticism: Literary Culture and Poetic Theory in Classical Greece

by

Write The First Customer Review

By "literary criticism" we usually mean a self-conscious act involving the technical and aesthetic appraisal, by individuals, of autonomous works of art. Aristotle and Plato come to mind. The word "social" does not. Yet, as this book shows, it should--if, that is, we wish to understand where literary criticism as we think of it today came from. Andrew Ford offers a new understanding of the development of criticism, demonstrating that its roots stretch back long before the sophists to public commentary on the performance of ...

The Origins of Criticism: Literary Culture and Poetic Theory in Classical Greece 2004, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691120256

Trade paperback

Select
The Origins of Criticism: Literary Culture and Poetic Theory in Classical Greece 2002, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691074856

Hardcover

Select