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I. A. Richards

(1893—1979) literary scholar and educationist

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Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith  

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(1796–1851)Alexander Smith was born in Banff on 12 June 1796, one of four children of a well-known family of architects and builders, and died there on 12 February 1851. ...
Charles Kay Ogden

Charles Kay Ogden  

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 (1889–1957) English book collector of wide-ranging interests.In 1953, he sold his MSS and early printed books, as well as materials on Jeremy Bentham and Lord Brougham, to University College ...
Charles Madge

Charles Madge  

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(1912–1996) South African born poet and sociologistMass-Observation (1937) Non-FictionThe Disappearing Castle (1937) PoetryThe Father Found (1941) PoetryOf Love, Time, and Places (1994) ...
Criterion

Criterion  

(1922–39),an influential literary periodical launched as a quarterly and edited by T. S. Eliot; The Waste Land appeared in its first issue. It became the New Criterion in 1926, and in 1927, briefly, ...
English Association

English Association  

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Founded in 1906 to promote the teaching and advanced study of the English language and of English literature, it mounts conferences and publishes journals, including English and Essays and Studies. ...
F. R. Leavis

F. R. Leavis  

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(1895–1978)British literary critic and university teacher. He was made a CH in 1978.Leavis was educated at Cambridge, first at the Perse School and then at Emmanuel College, where he taught from ...
Frank Plumpton Ramsey

Frank Plumpton Ramsey  

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(1903–30)Cambridge mathematician and philosopher. Ramsey made important contributions to mathematical logic, probability theory, the philosophy of science (see Ramsey sentence), and economics. He ...
John Crowe Ransom

John Crowe Ransom  

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(1888–1974),American poet and critic, was a professor (1937–58) at Kenyon College, Ohio, where he founded and edited the important Kenyon Review, a scholarly publication committed to the close ...
Marianne Moore

Marianne Moore  

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(1887–1972),American poet, was editor (1925–9) of the Dial. Her first volume, Poems (1921), was followed by Observations (1924), Selected Poems (1935), The Pangolin, and Other Verse (1936), and ...
Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan  

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(1911–80),Canadian scholar. His influential studies of the media of communication and the role of technology in society include The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man (1962), which ...
metaphor

metaphor  

A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Recorded from the late 15th century, the word comes via French and Latin from ...
New Criticism

New Criticism  

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An important movement in American literary criticism during 1935–60, characterized by close attention to the verbal nuances of lyric poems, considered as self‐sufficient objects detached from their ...
opposition

opposition  

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The logic of opposition, which goes back at least to Aristotle (384–322 bce), makes an important distinction between contradictories (two propositions that cannot be both true or both false) and ...
practical criticism

practical criticism  

In the general sense, the kind of criticism that analyses specific literary works, either as a deliberate application of a previously elaborated theory or as a supposedly non-theoretical ...
Queenie Leavis

Queenie Leavis  

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(1906–81),critic and editor: educ. Cambridge (Girton College); supports career of F. R. Leavis.
Richard Eberhart

Richard Eberhart  

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(1904–2005)American poet, born in Austin, Minnesota. He began publishing with A Bravery of Earth (1930) and maintained a prolific output of works which shun experiment in favour of accessibility. ...
Richards, I. A.

Richards, I. A. (1893–1979)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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English literary critic and theorist. Richard's emphasis on close reading and verbal analysis of literary works is expounded in The

Richards, I. A.

Richards, I. A. (1893–1979)   Reference library

Gavin Ewart

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

Educated at Clifton and Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he became a fellow. Famous as the author of Principles of Literary

Richards, I. A.

Richards, I. A.   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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(1893–1979), English critic, born in Cheshire, educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He was a teacher of enormous importance for the development of modern methods of reading ... More
Richards, I. A.

Richards, I. A.   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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The critic I. A. Richards (Ivor Armstrong Richards, 1893–1979) is often described as the “father” of English

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