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Hazlitt: The Mind of a Critic - David Bromwich

Oxford University Press, 1983, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges, several short closed tears and slightly sunned. Spine of the book slightly mottled. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated frontispiece. From the cover: “Metaphysician, painter, radical pamphleteer, William Hazlitt chose many other vocations before he began the work as critic and essayist for which he is mainly known today. This diversity, this book argues, was his strength. He cared about the past as he cared about the present, and his engagements with allies and antagonists had a larger end in view than the correction of taste. As a full-scale appreciation of a writer who tried to hold art and action, poetry and politics, together in a single thought, this book has no rival. It is at once an intellectual portrait and a contribution to the history of romanticism, and it will be welcomed by the scholar and the general reader alike.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 450
ISBN: 0195033434

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