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New Criticism
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New Criticism

New Criticism was the dominant trend in English and American literary criticism of the early twentieth century, from the 1920s to the early 1960s. Its adherents were emphatic in their advocacy of close reading and attention to texts themselves, and their rejection of criticism based on extra-textual sources, especially biography. Their readings were brilliant, articulately argued, and broad in scope, but sometimes idiosyncratic and moralistic.

Table of contents
1 The New Critics
2 Key concepts
3 Works
4 See also
5 External links

The New Critics

Among the best-known figures associated with the New Criticism are:

Key concepts


See also

External links