literary critic

Definitions of literary critic

n a critic of literature

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Matthew Arnold
English poet and literary critic (1822-1888)
Van Wyck Brooks
United States literary critic and historian (1886-1963)
John Anthony Ciardi
United States poet and critic (1916-1986)
Jacques Derrida
French philosopher and critic (born in Algeria); exponent of deconstructionism (1930-2004)
Herman Northrop Frye
Canadian literary critic interested in the use of myth and symbolism (1912-1991)
William Hazlitt
English essayist and literary critic (1778-1830)
Henry Louis Mencken
United States journalist and literary critic (1880-1956)
Ivor Armstrong Richards
English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)
Sir Stephen Harold Spender
English poet and critic (1909-1995)
Lionel Trilling
United States literary critic (1905-1975)
Carl Clinton Van Doren
United States writer and literary critic (1885-1950)
Edmund Wilson
United States literary critic (1895-1972)
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a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art

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