Teaser & dreamer
The function of criticism
On T. S. Eliot’s essay on the evaluation of literature.
The italics of life
Mr. Tough Love
The New Criterion at thirty-five
On the legacy and bright future of our middle-aged magazine.
On W. H. Auden’s collected prose.
Part of the burden of being a critic means that you should reject Aesthetic Statements.
Clement Greenberg & the Cold War
On the history of Clement Greenberg and Soviet Russia.
The enduring V.S. Pritchett
On the personality of V.S. Pritchett that shone through his criticism.