In Defense of Reason

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1947-01-01
  • Publisher: Swallow Pr

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Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
A Forewordp. 3
The Morality of Poetryp. 17
The Experimental School in American Poetry: An Analytical Survey of Its Structural Methods, Exclusive of Meterp. 30
Poetic Conventionp. 75
Primitivism and Decadencep. 90
The Influence of Meter on Poetic Conventionp. 103
Forewordp. 153
Maule's Curse: Or Hawthorne and the Problem of Allegoryp. 157
Fenimore Cooper: Or the Ruins of Timep. 176
Herman Melville: And the Problems of Moral Navigationp. 200
Edgar Allan Poe: A Crisis in the History of American Obscurantismp. 234
Jones Very and R. W. Emerson: Aspects of New England Mysticismp. 262
Emily Dickinson: And the Limits of Judgmentp. 283
Maule's Well: Or Henry James and the Relation of Morals to Mannersp. 300
A Brief Selection of the Poems of: Jones Veryp. 344
Preliminary Problemsp. 361
Henry Adams: Or the Creation of Confusionp. 374
Wallace Stevens: Or the Hedonist's Progressp. 431
T. S. Eliot: Or the Illusion of Reactionp. 460
John Crowe Ransom: Or Thunder without Godp. 502
Post Scriptap. 556
The Significance of the Bridge, by Hart Crane: Or What Are We to Think of Professor X?p. 577
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