The Man in the Machine

The Man in the Machine

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The Man in the Machine consists of new assessments of major writers and critics by the author of whose last book Roger Sale wrote: “T. S. Eliot was not so good a reviewer as Marvin Mudrick is.”

Reviews

  1. James Wolcott, Vanity Fair

    “A one-man commando squad and independent operator, Marvin Mudrick was the most maverick literary critic of his time and ours—ferocious, funny, and fearlessly honest.”

  2. from the introduction by William H. Pritchard

    “This argumentative aspect of Mudrick’s attitude toward literature was absolutely central to his critical operation. Never was there a critic less likely to invite you to sit back in your easy chair, put your feet up and inhale some literary appreciation.”

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Description

The Man in the Machine consists of new assessments of major writers and critics by the author of whose last book Roger Sale wrote: “T. S. Eliot was not so good a reviewer as Marvin Mudrick is.” Mr. Sale’s comments on the qualities that distinguish him as one of our most effective critics comprise an apt description of Marvin Mudrick’s new book, in which he deals with such masters as Kafka, D. H. Lawrence, Jane Austen, Trollope, Saint-Simon, Conrad, Chekhov, and Solzhenitsyn; and with the critics, Leavis on Dickens, and Ellmann on Joyce.

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Volumes

1

ISBN

9781614728726

Format

Pages

200

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