Ridiculous Critics Augustan Mockery of Critical Judgment

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Authors Philip Smallwood, Min Wild
Year 2014
Pages 245
Language en
ISBN 9781611486148
File Size 4.74 MB
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Ridiculous Critics offers an outline of eighteenth-century literary criticism that undermines its stuffy reputation. This history highlights the contempt, jocularity, irony, and buffoonery that also make up its critical spirit, with passages from critics, poets, novelists, and literary commentators celebrated and obscure.