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The Pooh Perplex : A Freshman Casebook

The Pooh Perplex : A Freshman Casebook
Author: Frederick C. Crews
ISBN 13: 9780226120584
ISBN 10: 226120589
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2003-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 164
List Price: $16.00

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.