The Play and Place of Criticism. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1967.
- The Play and Place of Criticism:3-16.
I. The Play of Criticism:17-128.
- The Innocent Insinuations of Wit: The Strategy of Language in
- The Dark Generations of Richard III:
- The "Frail China Jar" and the Rude Hand of Chaos:53-68.
- Dover Beach and the Tragic Sense of Eternal Recurrence:69-77.
- The Marble Faun and the International Theme:79-90.
Youth to Lord Jim: The Formal-Thematic Use of Marlow: 91-104.
- The Ekphrastic Principle and the Still Movement of Poetry; or,
II. The Place of Criticism:129-251.
- The Disciplines of Literary Criticism:131-148.
- Joseph Warren Beach's Modest Appraisal:149-152.
- Contextualism Was Ambitious:153-164.
- Contextualism and the Relegation of Rhetoric:165-176.
- Critical Dogma and the New Critical
- Platonism, Manichaeism, and the Resolution of Tension: A Dialogue: 195-218.
- Northrop Frye and Contemporary Criticism: Ariel and the Spirit of Gravity: 221-237.
- The Existential Basis of Contextual Criticism:239-251.
A volume of collected essays reprinted--occasionally in original
sometimes slightly revised, sometimes considerably rewritten or supplemented. The essay "The Innocent Insinuations of Wit: The Strategy of Language in Shakespeare's
Sonnets," pp. 19-36, appears here for the first time.