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Literary critic   /lˈɪtərˌɛri krˈɪtɪk/   Listen
Literary critic

A critic of literature.

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"Literary critic" Quotes from Famous Books

... A literary critic, a genuine one, should carry in his brain an arsenal of opposites. He should combine common sense with tact, integrity with indulgence, breadth with keenness, vigor with delicacy, largeness with subtlety, knowledge with geniality, inflexibility with sinuousness, severity ...
— Essays AEsthetical • George Calvert

... as to what Jesus really said and did is strictly a scientific problem, which is capable of solution by no other methods than those practised; by the historian and the literary critic. It is a problem of immense difficulty, which has occupied some of the best heads in Europe for the last century; and it is only of late years that their investigations have begun to ...
— Lectures and Essays • Thomas Henry Huxley

... the popular desire that he should get along with his personal narrative, was hardly calculated to conciliate critical opinion; but it had one capital effect. It drew from Whitwell Elwin, himself a Norfolk man, and a literary critic of the widest grasp and knowledge, this remarkable testimony: that far from exaggerating such incidents as were drawn from his own experience (not a few, as he himself could verify), Borrow's descriptions ...
— Isopel Berners - The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825 • George Borrow

... Shakespeare might read Mr. Lamb's paraphrase if they liked, but for his part he did not see the use of such works. The man who had never heard of Charles Lamb and his Tales must have very much mistaken his vocation when he set up as a literary critic. ...
— Literary Blunders • Henry B. Wheatley

Words linked to "Literary critic" :   Derrida, Sir Stephen Harold Spender, Van Wyck Brooks, Northrop Frye, Hazlitt, Stephen Spender, Arnold, Wilson, Trilling, Brooks, H. L. Mencken, Carl Van Doren, critic, Matthew Arnold, Ivor Armstrong Richards, Jacques Derrida, Van Doren, William Hazlitt, Lionel Trilling, Henry Louis Mencken, Mencken, Carl Clinton Van Doren, Richards, Edmund Wilson, Herman Northrop Frye, Frye, I. A. Richards, spender, John Ciardi, Ciardi, John Anthony Ciardi

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