Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 June 2007

328 Pages


ISBN: 9780199215850

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The Classic

Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Christopher Prendergast

  • Respected cultural critic looks at the idea of the 'classic' from antiquity to the early 20th-century
  • Re-evaluates Sainte-Beuve, hailed in his day as 'the father and the master of modern literary criticism'
  • Genuinely cross-disciplinary: a political and cultural as well as a literary history
  • Relevant to current 'culture wars' - and especially to debates on canon-formation