13 February 1992
Show More Authors and Authority: English and American Criticism 1750-1990 by Patrick Parrinder.
Macmillan, 392 pp., £40, August 1991, 0 333 43294 0Show More
A History of Modern Criticism 1750-1950. Vol. VII: German, Russian and Eastern European Criticism, 1900-1950 by René Wellek.
Yale, 458 pp., £26, October 1991, 0 300 05039 9Show More
“... and lesser scholars who wrote criticism, he lets synopsis suffice, with at best only a minimal gesture of evaluation. But when he is dealing with original critics of real intellectual power like ErichAuerbach, Mikhail Bakhtin, Ernst Robert Curtius, Georg Lukacs, Viktor Shklovsky and Leo Spitzer, he offers trenchant and detailed critiques of their key concepts and methods, while also conveying a ...”