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n. (plural of critic English)

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I think many traditional critics would, on the whole, subscribe to, if they were in the habit of making their assumptions explicit.

Traditional critics, in a word, did not welcome the suggestion that they ought to switch their attention from eggs to chickens.

Derrida, and while I do not recommend that you attempt to tackle the whole book at this stage, you could put yourself considerably ahead of many commentators and critics by acquiring a detailed knowledge of the section of the book in which this remark occurs, using the intensive reading technique I describe in the Introduction.

Hence the interest of literary critics in Freudian methods of interpretation.

Feminist critics, and others, have read this case study as a means of psychoanalysing Freud.

For these feminist critics, the literary text is never primarily a representation of reality, or a reproduction of a personal voice expressing the minutiae of personal experience.

This kind of critique of feminism originated in the work of African-American critics who pointed out that academic feminism had reproduced the structures of patriarchal inequality within itself by excluding the voices and experiences of black women.

Another method used by Marxist critics is to relate the context of a work to the social-class status of the author.

For instance, in the view of some critics, literary realism carries with it an implicit validation of conservative social structures: for others, the formal and metrical intricacies of the sonnet and the iambic pentameter are a counterpart of social stability, decorum, and order.

However, similar tendencies can be identified in work by various critics published during the 1970s, a good example being J.

This brief and epoch-making book challenged conservative critical views about Jacobean theatre, and linked the plays much more closely with the political events of their era than previous critics had done.

Shakespearian critics of the early part of the century, within an overall strategy of looking at how Shakespeare is mediated and processed to us.

It is true, of course, that very few literary critics of any persuasion today would make semi-mystical claims that poetry is inspired, or ineffable, or operates beyond reason in a realm which analysis can never fully penetrate.

Coleridge thought the whole detested tribe of critics was in league against his literary success.

Great artists who have taken liberties with traditions and precedents have done much to prevent the critics from falling into a state of self-complacency over their scientific methods and formulas.