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Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 15:09:18 +0000
Subject: PLC: I. A. Richards: New edition



Some of you may be interested to know that my new edition of I. A. 
Richards' works, 1919-1938, has just been published by Routledge in 
10 volumes. Richards is generally and incorrectly thought of as a 
literary critic, but as this edition and its introductions should 
make clear, he is a philosophical-psychologist of aesthetics and 
language who took a diversion through the theory of criticism before 
returning to the philosophy of rhetoric.

Each work in the edition has been reset (the page numbers of the 
original editions are in the margin to facilitate reference), and is 
prefaced by an extensive introduction detailing with composition 
history, and discussing other matters connected with the work (the 
theory of emotive meaning is a persistent theme running through the 
introductions). A selected checklist of criticism relevant to the 
volume is also provided. Volume 1 also gives an overview of Richards' 
entire career, up to his death in 1979, and a checklist of his 
writings in the period 1919-1938, together with a checklist of 
general criticism. Volume 10, which collects over fifty of the most 
important discussions of Richards in the period 1919-1938, is 
prefaced with a long essay on Richards' relations with Eliot and 
Leavis in which his philosophic integrity is contrasted with their 
more prudential evasion of theoretical issues and obligations.

The contents of the edition are as follows:

Selected Works of I. A. Richards 1919-1938. Routledge. 10 volumes 
(400 pages of editorial introductions, 3000 pages of text). Set ISBN: 
0-415-21731-8. Individual volumes are available separately:

Vol. 1. The Foundations of Aesthetics. lxii + 82pp. (ISBN 0-415-21732-6)

Vol. 2. The Meaning of Meaning. xlvi + 386pp. (ISBN 0-415-21733-4).

Vol. 3. Principles of Literary Criticism. lii + 331pp. (ISBN 0-415-21734-2).

Vol. 4. Practical Criticism. xxxvii + 361pp. (ISBN 0-415-21735-0).

Vol. 5. Mencius on the Mind. xxxvi + 170 pp. (ISBN 0-415-21736-9).

Vol. 6. Coleridge on Imagination. xxxvi + 187pp. (ISBN 0-415-21737-7).

Vol. 7. The Philosophy of Rhetoric. xvii + 94pp. (ISBN 0-415-21738-5).

Vol. 8. Interpretation in Teaching. xxvi + 484pp. (ISBN 0-415-21739-3).

Vol. 9. Collected Shorter Writings 1919-1938. vii + 567pp. (ISBN 
0-415-21740-7).

Vol. 10. I. A. Richards and his Critics: Selected Reviews and 
Critical Articles. lxxv + 499pp. (ISBN 0-415-21741-5).

Further information about the edition, including pdfs of the title 
pages and contents lists, will be found at the I. A. Richards Web 
Resource:

http://www.btinternet.com/~j1837c/jbc/richards/iar.html

and on my own publications and research page:

http://www.btinternet.com/~j1837c/jbc/jccv.html
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John Constable (Dr)
College Lecturer in English
Magdalene College
Cambridge
CB30AG
UK

Suffolk phone: 01728 663390

Email: jbc12-AT-cam.ac.uk

Research and publications information: 
http://www.btinternet.com/~j1837c/jbc/jccv.html
I. A. Richards Web Resource: 
http://www.btinternet.com/~j1837c/jbc/richards/iar.html


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Some of you may be interested to know that my new edition of I. A. Richards' works, 1919-1938, has just been published by Routledge in 10 volumes. Richards is generally and incorrectly thought of as a literary critic, but as this edition and its introductions should make clear, he is a philosophical-psychologist of aesthetics and language who took a diversion through the theory of criticism before returning to the philosophy of rhetoric.

Each work in the edition has been reset (the page numbers of the original editions are in the margin to facilitate reference), and is prefaced by an extensive introduction detailing with composition history, and discussing other matters connected with the work (the theory of emotive meaning is a persistent theme running through the introductions). A selected checklist of criticism relevant to the volume is also provided. Volume 1 also gives an overview of Richards' entire career, up to his death in 1979, and a checklist of his writings in the period 1919-1938, together with a checklist of general criticism. Volume 10, which collects over fifty of the most important discussions of Richards in the period 1919-1938, is prefaced with a long essay on Richards' relations with Eliot and Leavis in which his philosophic integrity is contrasted with their more prudential evasion of theoretical issues and obligations.

The contents of the edition are as follows:

Selected Works of I. A. Richards 1919-1938. Routledge. 10 volumes (400 pages of editorial introductions, 3000 pages of text). Set ISBN: 0-415-21731-8. Individual volumes are available separately:

Vol. 1. The Foundations of Aesthetics. lxii + 82pp. (ISBN 0-415-21732-6)

Vol. 2. The Meaning of Meaning. xlvi + 386pp. (ISBN 0-415-21733-4).

Vol. 3. Principles of Literary Criticism. lii + 331pp. (ISBN 0-415-21734-2).

Vol. 4. Practical Criticism. xxxvii + 361pp. (ISBN 0-415-21735-0).

Vol. 5. Mencius on the Mind. xxxvi + 170 pp. (ISBN 0-415-21736-9).

Vol. 6. Coleridge on Imagination. xxxvi + 187pp. (ISBN 0-415-21737-7).

Vol. 7. The Philosophy of Rhetoric. xvii + 94pp. (ISBN 0-415-21738-5).

Vol. 8. Interpretation in Teaching. xxvi + 484pp. (ISBN 0-415-21739-3).

Vol. 9. Collected Shorter Writings 1919-1938. vii + 567pp. (ISBN 0-415-21740-7).

Vol. 10. I. A. Richards and his Critics: Selected Reviews and Critical Articles. lxxv + 499pp. (ISBN 0-415-21741-5).

Further information about the edition, including pdfs of the title pages and contents lists, will be found at the I. A. Richards Web Resource:

http://www.btinternet.com/~j1837c/jbc/richards/iar.html

and on my own publications and research page:

http://www.btinternet.com/~j1837c/jbc/jccv.html
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***************************

John Constable (Dr)
College Lecturer in English
Magdalene College
Cambridge
CB30AG
UK

Suffolk phone: 01728 663390

Email: jbc12-AT-cam.ac.uk

Research and publications information: http://www.btinternet.com/~j1837c/jbc/jccv.html
I. A. Richards Web Resource: http://www.btinternet.com/~j1837c/jbc/richards/iar.html


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