new criticism

noun
(often initial capital letters) an approach to the critical study of literature that concentrates on textual explication and rejects historical and biographical study as irrelevant to an understanding of the total formal organization of a work.


Origin:
1940–45

new critic, New Critic, noun
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new criticism
 
n
an approach to literary criticism through close analysis of the text
 
new critic
 
n
 
new critical
 
adj

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However, a new criticism has emerged more recently with the recognition that coal poses another hazard to humanity.
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