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The Critic in the Modern World: Public Criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood

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The Critic in the Modern World explores the work of six influential literary critics—Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, Matthew Arnold, T.S. Eliot, Lionel Trilling and James Wood—each of whom occupies a distinct historical moment. It considers how these representative critics have constructed their public personae, the kinds of arguments they have used, and their core princi ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 8th 2014 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published December 19th 2013)
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Tuck
Dec 15, 2014 Tuck rated it liked it
Shelves: essays, bloomsbury, ill
fairly dry and academic style, but interesting analysis of criticism through time, note the subjects, johnson , hazlitt, arnold, eliot, trilling, and james wood:famous, mas o menos all uk, stogy and cruel in the own ways, but also, there is a clear trajectory from "i know what is good and what is good for you (morally)" to "i know what is good and here are my humanistic ideas and examples".
all are hard hearted and hardnosed, very few ever admitted or acknowledged their mistakes and miscalls, and
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