John Stuart Mill | Critical Essay by Edward Alexander

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of John Stuart Mill.
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Critical Essay by Edward Alexander

SOURCE: "Mill's Theory of Culture: The Wedding of Literature and Democracy," in University of Toronto Quarterly, Vol. XXXV, No. 1, October, 1965, pp. 75-88.

In the following essay, Alexander explores the implications of Mill's theory of poetry for his definition of culture and his belief in democratic society.

Ever since M. H. Abrams' directed attention to John Stuart Mill's essays on the nature of poetry, it has been generally recognized that his literary speculations, however slight in proportion to the main body of his work, are worthy of study. The 1833 essays, "What is Poetry?" and "The Two Kinds of Poetry," are now to be found in anthologies of nineteenth-century literature, as is the definition of poetry as moral inspiration from the 1867 Inaugural Address at St. Andrews University. Much has been written about Mill's theory of poetry, including a book-length study which makes...

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