The Limits of Art. Poetry and Prose Chosen by Ancient and Modern Critics; Bollingen Series XII. literature, Huntington - Collected and CAIRNS.

The Limits of Art. Poetry and Prose Chosen by Ancient and Modern Critics; Bollingen Series XII

New York, NY: Pantheon Books, Bollingen Foundation, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto. xliv + 1474pp. Black cloth spine over green cloth boards, gilt titling to spine, gilt device to upper board, glossary and index. A massive anthology from the Bollingen series. "This work presents selections of poetry and prose that have been held by competent critics to touch, in one way or another, the limits of art. That is to say, the selections have been pronounced perfect or the greatest of their kind. With each selection there is printed the judgment of the critic ... My starting point was neither the poet or the poem, but the critic... the work of a recognized writer is not included here unless in the considered judgment of a responsible critic it is, in some sense, superlative." A huge collection ranging from Homer - with comments by Quintilian, to Joyce with comments by Dobree. Light rubbing to cloth, chafing to corners, edges and points, page edges darkened and thumbed, bookplate on front pastedown, bookshop sticker, pages browned, unmarked. Overall a tight, clean Good copy. Large heavy work, additional shipping may apply. Item #64192

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