From Library Journal
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"A tour de force of cultural criticism from then till now."--Quarterly Journal of Speech
"His touch is suave and his grip is firm..."--Christopher Ricks, The New York Times Book Review
"[An] ambitious and successful project...Gunn's thoughtful explanations, wide erudition, and formidable intellect make his book well worth the effort required to read it....Absolutely essential for all academic libraries. Strongly recommended."--Choice
"An original and authoritative contribution to contemporary critical theory. It is brilliantly responsive to current European Post-Modernist discussions of the future of culture itself....He articulates a distinctly American perspective on the relationship of experience to language, and in the process redefines the rules of the game of the newly-emerging field of cultural criticism."--Hayden White, University of California at Santa Cruz
"If you feel either the craving or the obligation to go on a tour of the jungles, the deserts and the scapes of cultural theory, you could not bespeak a better guide than Giles Gunn. Courteous, clear and very well informed, he puts himself entirely at your service....His touch is suave and his grip is firm..."--Christopher Ricks, The New York Times Book Review
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.