"Reviewery" collects in one volume 50 pieces by a writer whom many regard as our greatest literary critic. Ricks writes compellingly about novelists (Waugh, Joyce and Henry James), about poets (Larkin and Eliot), about filmmakers (Kubrick and Coppola), sociologists (Goffman and McLuhan), photographers (Capa) and music makers. The result is an account of the cultural landscape of the 20th century.
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Christopher Ricks is a Professor of the Humanities at Boston University and the codirector of the Editorial Institute. He was formerly Prof. of English at the universities of Bristol and Cambridge. He has published books on Milton, Tennyson, Keats, T.S.Eliot, and Beckett, and edited the standard edn of Tennyson. He lives in Boston and Gloucestershire.Review:
"Ricks combines quotation, revelation, and admiration so beautifully and sparely that one feels air has been let into the world." -- Katherine Powers,
... like perfect goodness, the perfect review is an impossible ideal. Christopher Ricks has come the closest to achieving it. -- LA TIMES BOOK REVIEW, Sunday, July 28, 2002
Into that dreary bog of intellectual terrain known as literary criticism comes whistling Christopher Ricks. -- THE SPECTATOR
Ricks takes seriously his duties as a sentinel of literature and wields his pen with determined force. -- NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, August 4, 2002
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141012986
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110141012986