- n. literature The study, discussion, evaluation, and interpretation of literature.
- n. a written evaluation of a work of literature
- n. the informed analysis and evaluation of literature
“In philology and literary criticism must be mentioned Carlo Dati (1619-76), who is associated with the Accademia della Crusca (of which the first Dictionary had been published in”
“In her book, "De la Littérature", she lays the foundation of that modern literary criticism which aims to study each work in its own particular conditions of origin.”
“In 1865-66 Graf took up this idea and applied it to the literary criticism of the Hexateuch; for the critics had begun to consider the Book of Josue as belonging to the preceding five books, so that the collection formed a Hexateuch instead of a Pentateuch.”
“The only literary criticism of this piece that I think does it justice is the late Michael Reynolds’s “‘Homage to Switzerland’: Einstein’s Train Stops at Hemingway’s Station.””
“There is not much literary criticism in Longfellow's review, and he does not “rise to the level of the accomplished essayist” of our own time, [Footnote: Who writes so correctly and says so little to the purpose.] but he goes to the main point with the single-mindness of the true poet.”
“As a young man, whe-n he had had more spare time and less responsibility, he had been a great reader, and literary criticism and writers’ biographies had been among his favourite reading matter.”
“Cautious literary criticism is obliged to observe the principle of chronological arrangement which is perceptible in the present composition of the book, notwithstanding the additions: chapters i-vi belong apparently to the reign of King Josias (cf. the date in iii, 6); vii-xx belong, at least largely, to the reign of”
“His crowning glory in the matter of literary criticism is that, as Ruskin told us, he was the first man in the literary circles of London to assert the value of Modern Painters.”
“All that literary criticism can do for the honour of his prose and verse has been done already: conscientiously by Mr. Saintsbury, affectionately and sympathetically by Mr. Herbert Paul, and with varying competence and skill by a host of minor critics.”
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