By James Ley
The Critic within the sleek World explores the paintings of six influential literary critics―Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, Matthew Arnold, T.S. Eliot, Lionel Trilling and James Wood―each of whom occupies a different ancient second. It considers how those consultant critics have built their public personae, the categories of arguments they've got used, and their middle ideas and philosophies.
Spanning 300 years of cultural history, The Critic within the glossy international considers a number of the ways that literary critics have located themselves relating to the trendy culture of descriptive feedback. In supplying a lucid account of every critic's significant ideas and philosophies, it considers the function of the literary critic as a public determine, reading him as a person who's pressured to deal with the broader problems with individualism and the social implications of the democratising, secularising, liberalising forces of modernity.