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John Berger, best known for the essay collection Ways of Seeing, is
not a timid writer. His oeuvre comprises novels, poems, criticism and
plays.

After his death in 1975 at the age of 70, Lionel Trilling underwent
something of an eclipse.

To my distress and perhaps to my delight, I order things in accordance with my passions.... I put in my pictures everything I like.

Has anyone read John Dennis? Irving Babbitt? Gorham Munson? Probably not, though they were considered important critics in their day.

Blogs

“How can I have seemed so settled in my opinions? So smug in my attitudes?”

September 24, 2014

“Have you a city that smells worse than Akron?”

July 11, 2014

Meditations on writers’ conferences, Schlesinger Jr. on America, an Auden poem.

May 15, 2014