Ivor A. Richards





Ivor A. Richards


Born
in Sandbach, Cheshire, The United Kingdom
February 26, 1893

Died
September 07, 1979


Ivor Armstrong Richards was an influential English literary critic and rhetorician.

He was educated at Clifton College where his love of English was nurtured by the scholar 'Cabby' Spence. His books, especially The Meaning of Meaning, Principles of Literary Criticism, Practical Criticism, and The Philosophy of Rhetoric, proved to be founding influences for the New Criticism. The concept of 'practical criticism' led in time to the practices of close reading, what is often thought of as the beginning of modern literary criticism. Richards is regularly considered one of the founders of the contemporary study of literature in English.

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Practical Criticism: A Stud...

3.67 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 1929 — 14 editions
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Principles of Literary Crit...

3.60 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1924 — 13 editions
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

3.66 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1936 — 2 editions
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German Through Pictures

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3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1953
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العلم والشعر

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3.69 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1926 — 4 editions
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How to Read a Page: A Cours...

3.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Mencius on the Mind: Experi...

3.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1983 — 8 editions
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اصول نقد ادبي

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Philosophy Rhetoric V 7

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Coleridge on imagination

3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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“Poetry is capable of saving us.”
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“A book is a machine to think with, but it need not, therefore, usurp the functions either of the bellows or the locomotive.”
Ivor A. Richards, Principles of Literary Criticism (Routledge Classics)

“A book is a machine to think with.”
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