Contingency Blues: Search for Foundations in American Criticism (Wisconsin Project on American Writers) by Paul Jay
English | 30 Apr. 1997 | ISBN: 0299154106 | 234 Pages | PDF | 64 MB
Paul Jay focuses his analysis on two strands of American criticism. The first, which includes Richard Poirier and Giles Gunn, has attempted to revive what Jay insists is an anachronistic pragmatism derived from Emerson, James, and Dewey. The second, represented most forcefully by Richard Rorty, tends to reduce American criticism to a metadiscourse about the contingent grounds of knowledge.