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For the past four decades Frank Kermode, critic and writer, has steadily established himself as one of the most brilliant minds of his generation. Questioning the public's harsh perception of 'the artist', Kermode at the same time gently pokes fun at artists' own, often inflated, self-image. He identifies what has become one of the defining characteristics of the Romantic ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 12th 2001 by Routledge (first published December 1957)
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Yeats: "He has made, after the manner of his kind, mere images."

"The artist or the 'aesthete', so elevated above all others, refines the instruments of intuition till his whole nature becomes one complex medium of reception; what he receives is the vision - the beatific vision, if we cared to make it such - of our actual experience in the world, To achieve this, which is 'not the conveyance of an abstract body of truths or principles', but 'the conveyance of art', demands an intense individualit
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Sir John Frank Kermode was a highly regarded British literary critic best known for his seminal critical work The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction, published in 1967 (revised 2003).
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