Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 January 2004

356 Pages


ISBN: 9780199269150

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Allusion to the Poets

Christopher Ricks

  • Christopher Ricks, one of the greatest living critics of literature, in sparkling and trenchant form.
  • This third collection of his essays - several never before published - concentrates on literary inheritance: the significance of allusion to particular poets, its relations with metaphor, its crucial differences from translation and from plagiarism.
  • The essays range from Dryden and Pope to Wordsworth, Keats, and Tennyson, and forward to Housman and Yvor Winters.