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The History in Literature: On Value Genre, Institutions (review)

The History in Literature: On Value Genre, Institutions (review) The History in Literature: On Value Genre, Institutions (review) Wendy B. Faris The Comparatist, Volume 16, May 1992, pp. 140-141 (Review) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.1992.0016 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/415071/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 11:12 GMT from JHU Libraries REVIEWS HERBERT LJNDENBERGER. The History in Literature: On Value Genre, Institutions. New York: Columbia UP, 1990. xix + 269 pp. Herbert Lindenberger's latest collection of essays investigates the relent- lessly historical nature of literary study with clarity, knowledge, and elegance. In addition to providing a sane view of some hotly debated issues, he also includes a wealth of fascinating details. The book is centered in the nine- teenth century, but extends into the present with essays on canon formation, on opera, and on the new historicism, with which this collection joins forces. It begins with a useful glossary, recontextualizing such terms as canon, genre, history, institutions, literature, opera, romanticism. The essay on "The Normality of Canon Change" gives a much needed historical perspective on the subject. For one thing, it is comforting to be reminded that our predicament is not new, such a perspective may serve to lessen some of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

The History in Literature: On Value Genre, Institutions (review)

The Comparatist , Volume 16 – Oct 3, 2012

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The History in Literature: On Value Genre, Institutions (review) Wendy B. Faris The Comparatist, Volume 16, May 1992, pp. 140-141 (Review) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.1992.0016 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/415071/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 11:12 GMT from JHU Libraries REVIEWS HERBERT LJNDENBERGER. The History in Literature: On Value Genre, Institutions. New York: Columbia UP, 1990. xix + 269 pp. Herbert Lindenberger's latest collection of essays investigates the relent- lessly historical nature of literary study with clarity, knowledge, and elegance. In addition to providing a sane view of some hotly debated issues, he also includes a wealth of fascinating details. The book is centered in the nine- teenth century, but extends into the present with essays on canon formation, on opera, and on the new historicism, with which this collection joins forces. It begins with a useful glossary, recontextualizing such terms as canon, genre, history, institutions, literature, opera, romanticism. The essay on "The Normality of Canon Change" gives a much needed historical perspective on the subject. For one thing, it is comforting to be reminded that our predicament is not new, such a perspective may serve to lessen some of

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