Douglas Crase
Douglas Crase (born 1944) is an American poet, essayist and critic. He was born in 1944 in Battle Creek, Michigan. His poetry collection, The Revisionist, was nominated for a National Book Critics Cir...
Harold Clarke Goddard
Harold Clarke Goddard (1878-1950) was a professor in the English Department of Swarthmore College. Born in 1878 in Worcester, Massachusetts he attended Amherst College, graduating in 1900. He then t...
Janet Maslin
Janet R. Maslin (born August 12, 1949) is an American journalist, best known as a film and literary critic for The New York Times. She served as the Times' film critic from 1977 to 1999.
Maslin gr...
Douglas Bush
John Nash Douglas Bush (1896–1983) was a literary critic and literary historian. He taught for most of his life at Harvard University, where his students included many of the most prominent scholars,...
Dirk W. Mosig
Yōzan Dirk W. Mosig (born 1943) is a psychologist, historian, literary critic and ordained Zen monk noted for his critical work on H. P. Lovecraft. He was born in Germany and lived for several years i...
Helen Vendler
Helen Hennessy Vendler (born April 30, 1933 in Boston, MA) is an American poet and literary critic.
Vendler has written books on Emily Dickinson, W. B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, John Keats, and Sea...
Karen E. Rowe
Karen E. Rowe (born 1945) is an American literary critic and a specialist in Renaissance literature. She is a professor of English at UCLA.
Rowe received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and ...
Arthur Kirsch
Arthur Kirsch (born 1932) is a literary critic noted for his scholarly writings on Shakespeare, Dryden, and W. H. Auden. He taught for many years at the University of Virginia, where he is now Profess...
Alan Gribben
Alan Gribben is a professor of English at Auburn University at Montgomery in Alabama and a noted Mark Twain scholar. He was Distinguished Research Professor from 1998 to 2001 and the Dr. Guinevera A....
Leon Wieseltier
Leon Wieseltier (/ˈwiːzəltɪər/; born June 14, 1952) is an American writer, critic, amateur philosopher and magazine editor. From 1983 to 2014, he was the literary editor of The New Republic. He is cur...
William Dean Howells
William Dean Howells (/ˈhaʊəlz/; March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for ...
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Marcia Nardi
Marcia Nardi (1901-1990) was born Lillian Massell in Boston, Massachusetts. Nardi attended Girls’ Latin School and Wellesley College but decided to drop out of university in 1921 at which time she mo...
Walter Sullivan (novelist)
Walter Laurence Sullivan (born in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 4, 1924, died in Nashville on August 15, 2006) was a southern novelist and literary critic. He published a number of works and was an...
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Susan Stewart (poet)
Susan Stewart (born 1952) is an American poet, university professor and literary critic.
Professor Stewart holds degrees from Dickinson College (B.A. in English and Anthropology), the Johns Hopkin...
William Cleaver Wilkinson
William Cleaver Wilkinson, D.D. (Westford, Vermont, October 19, 1833 - Chicago, April 25, 1920)was a Baptist preacher, professor of theology, professor of poetry, and literary figure.He popularized th...
Stuart Sherman
Stuart Pratt Sherman (1881-1926) was an American literary critic and educator of the early 20th century noted for his criticisms of H. L. Mencken.
Sherman was born to New Englanders John and Ada M...
George Scialabba
George Scialabba (born 1948) is a freelance book critic living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His reviews have appeared in the Boston Globe, Dissent, the Virginia Quarterly Review, The Nation, The Ameri...
John Hollander
John Hollander (October 28, 1929 – August 17, 2013) was an American poet and literary critic. At the time of his death, he was Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University, having previou...
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R. Radhakrishnan
Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan, commonly known as R. Radhakrishnan, is Chancellor's Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, and is considered one of the lea...
Valerie Sayers
Valerie Sayers (born 1952) is an American writer and the author of six novels: The Powers (2013); Brain Fever (1996); The Distance Between Us (1994); Who Do You Love (1991); How I Got Him Back, or, Un...
Edmund Wilson
Edmund Wilson (May 8, 1895 – June 12, 1972) was an American writer, literary and social critic, and man of letters.
Wilson was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. His parents were Helen Mather (née Kimb...
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Irving Babbitt
Irving Babbitt (August 2, 1865 – July 15, 1933) was an American academic and literary critic, noted for his founding role in a movement that became known as the New Humanism, a significant influence o...
Harold Augenbraum
Harold Augenbraum (born New York City March 31, 1953) is an American writer, editor, and translator. He is currently Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, and former member of the Board ...
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Walter A. Davis
Walter A. "Mac" Davis (born November 9, 1942) is an American philosopher, critic, and playwright. He is Professor Emeritus of English at The Ohio State University and the author of 8 books. Davis has ...
Isabel Paterson
Isabel Paterson (January 22, 1886 – January 10, 1961) was a Canadian-American journalist, novelist, political philosopher, and a leading literary critic of her day. Along with Rose Wilder Lane and Ayn...
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Elizabeth Wells Gallup
Elizabeth Wells Gallup (1848, Paris, New York – 1934) was an American educator and exponent of the Baconian theory of Shakespearian authorship.She was born Elizabeth Wells, and studied at Michig...
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