30. Abrams, The Mirror and the Lamp, pp. 3-4. In several essays following on the publication of The Mirror and the Lamp, the lack of objectivity of the humanities in general is even Abrams’s main theoretical subject. See ‘What’s the Use of Theorizing about the Arts?’, Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 25 (1972), pp. 11-25; ‘A Note on Wittgenstein and Literary Criticism’; and ‘Rationality and Imagination in Cultural History: A Reply to Wayne Booth’, Critical Inquiry 2 (1976), pp. 447-64.