Christopher Ricks

Sir Christopher Bruce Ricks (born 18 September 1933) is a British literary critic and scholar. He is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University (US), co-director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, and was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford (UK) from 2004 to 2009. In 2008, he served as president of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics. He is known as a champion of Victorian poetry; an enthusiast of Bob Dylan, whose lyrics he has analysed at book length; a trenchant reviewer of writers he considers pretentious (Marshall McLuhan, Christopher Norris, Geoffrey Hartman, Stanley Fish); and a warm reviewer of those he thinks humane or humorous (F. R. Leavis, W. K. Wimsatt, Christina Stead). Hugh Kenner praised his "intent eloquence", and Geoffrey Hill his "unrivalled critical intelligence". W. H. Auden described Ricks as "exactly the kind of critic every poet dreams of finding". John Carey calls him the "greatest living critic". Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Ricks, Christopher, 1933-
    Published 1974
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    by Ricks, Christopher, 1933-
    Published 1968
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    by Ricks, Christopher, 1933-
    Published 1984
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    by Ricks, Christopher, 1933-
    Published 1963
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    by Ricks, Christopher, 1933-
    Published 2010
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    by Ricks, Christopher, 1933-
    Published 1996
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    Published 1999
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    Published 1980
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