Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A Touch More RareHarry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nina Levine and David Lee Miller

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823230303

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823230303.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use (for details see http://www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 July 2018

Close Reading Transformed: The New Criticism and the World

Close Reading Transformed: The New Criticism and the World

(p.115) Chapter 9 Close Reading Transformed: The New Criticism and the World
A Touch More Rare

Nina Levine

David Lee Miller

Fordham University Press

Most of the striking accounts of particular poems and of poetry itself during the past century were broadly formalist in character, whether they went by the labels of semiotics, the New Criticism, structuralism, or poststructuralism. Seen from the twenty-first century, these are all manifestations of the same approach, according to which to consider a poem as a poem is to render history, ideas, textuality, and nearly everything else into the terms of form and to treat formal concerns as primary. In Berger' ambivalent and deeply considered account of the New Criticism, he anatomizes several of these as “postulates” about the works under observation.

Keywords:   semiotics, New Criticism, structuralism, poststructuralism, poem, Berger

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .