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The Pooh Perplex Paperback – 11 Mar 2003

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  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; New edition edition (11 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226120589
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226120584
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 704,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In this devastatingly funny classic, Frederick Crews skewers the ego-inflated pretensions of the schools and practitioners of literary criticism popular in the 1960s, including Freudians, Aristotelians, and New Critics. Modelled on the "case-books" often used in freshman English classes at the time, "The Pooh Perplex" contains 12 essays written in different critical voices, complete with ridiculous footnotes, tongue-in-cheek "questions and study projects" and hilarious biographical notes on the contributors. With incisive essays such as "A Bourgeois Writer's Proletarian Fables" and "A la recherche du Pooh perdu", by distinguished authors such as Duns C. Penwiper and P.R. Honeycomb, "The Pooh Perplex" is sure to delight everyone who has ever had to suffer through a freshman English class - and many of their teachers, too. This edition contains a new preface by the author that compares literary theory then and now and identifies the real-life critics who were spoofed in certain chapters.

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In this devastatingly funny classic, Frederick Crews skewers the ego-inflated pretensions of the schools and practitioners of literary criticism popular in the 1960s, including Freudians, Aristotelians, and New Critics. Modeled on the "casebooks" often used in freshman English classes at the time, "The Pooh Perplex" contains twelve essays written in different critical voices, complete with ridiculous footnotes, tongue-in-cheek "questions and study projects," and hilarious biographical notes on the contributors. This edition contains a new preface by the author that compares literary theory then and now and identifies some of the real-life critics who were spoofed in certain chapters.

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