Swinburne's Idea of Form (Reprinted from Criticism, a Quarterly for Literature and the Arts, Vol. V, No. 1, Winter 1963). Robert Peters.

Swinburne's Idea of Form (Reprinted from Criticism, a Quarterly for Literature and the Arts, Vol. V, No. 1, Winter 1963)

Detroit, MI: Wayne State University, 1963. First Edition Thus. Stapled Wrappers. "(Swinburne's) central position in his age as a chief transmitter of aesthetic ideals, and as a highly original mind shaping anew all that he inherited, is irrefutable evidence of his major place not only in Victorian criticism but in the broader history of criticism as well." (concluding sentence, pg. 63) A scholarly article by Robert Peters (1924-2014), the prolific American poet, playwright & critic who originally specialized in Victorian literature. From early in his academic career when he taught at Wayne State University in Detroit, this article was included in an issue of the University's literary-arts journal, Criticism, & was reprinted in this pamphlet, with the issue's pagination of 45-63 maintained. The article concerns the eminent Victorian Englishman of letters, Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909), in his then little-studied role as a theorist of literature and art. Among the earliest publications of his work, this is a very rare & interesting Peters collectible. In fine condition with only mild rubbing, scratching & a few short, faint creases to covers & stapled spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; mild browning-sunning esp. at/near edges & corners of same; staples in process of rusting with very slight bleeding onto covers; lightest wear & a few tiny spots at edges of text block. Interior very fine with only small bumps at upper corners of page leaves; a few short, faint creases at lower edges of a few of same. Fine. [Item #3240]

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