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

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

  • Title: The Critic in the Modern World: Public Criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood
  • Author: James Ley
  • ISBN: 9781623569310
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 princiThe 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 principles and philosophies.Spanning three hundred years of cultural history, The Critic in the Modern World considers the various ways in which literary critics have positioned themselves in relation to the modern tradition of descriptive criticism In providing a lucid account of each critic s central principles and philosophies, it considers the role of the literary critic as a public figure, interpreting him as someone who is compelled to address the wider issues of individualism and the social implications of the democratising, secularising, liberalising forces of modernity.

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    1. 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"l are hard hearted and hardnosed, very few ever admitted or acknowledged their mistakes and miscalls, and re [...]


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