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13 Jun

T S Eliot: Critical Notes

T S Eliot (1888 – 1965) In the preface to For Lancelot Andrews (1928), Eliot declares himself as a classicist in literature, a royalist in politics, and an Anglo-Catholic in religion. “Tradition and the Individual Talent” The essay “Tradition and the Individual Talent” was published in the journal The Egoist in 1919. It is considered as the unoffi

13 Jun

Matthew Arnold: Critical Notes

The Victorian Age The Age of Queen Victoria was an age of consolidation. Increase of wealth, the general prosperity of England as a whole on account of its colonial hold over other countries, immense growth in scientific and industrial development, are some of the clearly noticeable characteristics of this age. The publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species (

13 Jun

S T Coleridge: Critical Notes

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) Coleridge’s achievement as a literary critic is massive and matchless. Both as a literary critic and a speculative philosopher, Coleridge is rated as the highest in England. Saintsbury rates him along with Aristotle and Longinus. For I A Richards, Coleridge is the founding father of all modern criticism. The only critical work that c

13 Jun

William Wordsworth: Critical Notes

The Romantic Age Coleridge borrowed the term “romanticism” from Schlegel. The French Revolution, fresh thinking on morality and duty, and the writings of Rousseau, William Goldwin and Mary Wollstonecraft influenced public opinion enormously. William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) The literary theory of Wordsworth came to be written between 1798 and 1815. The litera

13 Jun

Longinus: Critical Notes

Longinus- On the Sublime The members of the ‘Classical Triumvirate of Criticism’ are Aristotle, Horace and Longinus. Longinus is hailed as the first Romantic critic. His treatise is known as Peri Hupsous. It is translated variously as ‘Elevated Writing’ by Wordsworth, ‘On the Sovereign Perfection of Writing’ by Arthur Quiller-Couch, ‘El

13 Jun

Horace: Critical Notes

Horace- Ars Poetica Horace was the greatest Roman poet-critic. He is more practical and less philosophical than Aristotle. His major work of literary criticism is ‘Epistle to the Pisos’, famously known as Ars Poetica. Ben Jonson was one of the translators of this text. It is in the form of a versified epistle addressed to L.Piso. In this work, he advises aspiring poets a