Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 February 2008

352 Pages

ISBN: 9780199215850

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The Classic

Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Christopher Prendergast

  • A 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, blending political and cultural as well as literary history
  • Relevant to current "culture wars"--and especially to debates on canon-formation