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How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.
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Meaning of "literary critic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LITERARY CRITIC

literary critic  [ˈlɪtərərɪ ˈkrɪtɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LITERARY CRITIC

noun
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Literary critic is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LITERARY CRITIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Literary criticism

Literary criticism is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. Modern literary criticism is often informed by literary theory, which is the philosophical discussion of its methods and goals. Though the two activities are closely related, literary critics are not always, and have not always been, theorists. Whether or not literary criticism should be considered a separate field of inquiry from literary theory, or conversely from book reviewing, is a matter of some controversy. For example, the Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism draws no distinction between literary theory and literary criticism, and almost always uses the terms together to describe the same concept. Some critics consider literary criticism a practical application of literary theory, because criticism always deals directly with particular literary works, while theory may be more general or abstract. Literary criticism is often published in essay or book form.

Definition of literary critic in the English dictionary

The definition of literary critic in the dictionary is someone who evaluates, studies and discusses literature.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LITERARY CRITIC


arthritic
ɑːˈθrɪtɪk
critic
ˈkrɪtɪk
dendritic
dɛnˈdrɪtɪk
diacritic
ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtɪk
eccritic
ekˈkrɪtɪk
endocritic
ˌendəʊˈkrɪtɪk
epicritic
ˌɛpɪˈkrɪtɪk
eucritic
juːˈkrɪtɪk
ferritic
fɛˈrɪtɪk
hypercritic
ˌhaɪpəˈkrɪtɪk
hypocritic
ˌhɪpəˈkrɪtɪk
nephritic
nɪˈfrɪtɪk
oneirocritic
əʊˌnaɪərəʊˈkrɪtɪk
osteoarthritic
ˌɒstɪəʊɑːˈθrɪtɪk
picritic
pɪˈkrɪtɪk
pleuritic
plʊəˈrɪtɪk
Prakritic
prɑːˈkrɪtɪk
pruritic
prʊəˈrɪtɪk
Sanskritic
sænˈskrɪtɪk
Sybaritic
ˌsɪbəˈrɪtɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LITERARY CRITIC

literalization
literalize
literalizer
literally
literalness
literarily
literariness
literary
literary agency
literary agent
literary criticism
literary editor
literary remains
literary theory
literaryism
literate
literately
literateness
literati
literatim

WORDS THAT END LIKE LITERARY CRITIC

antiarthritic
antipruritic
chloritic
chondritic
dioritic
diphtheritic
drama critic
evaporitic
film critic
granodioritic
Himyaritic
lateritic
meteoritic
micrometeoritic
music critic
neritic
neuritic
phosphoritic
politic
pyritic
Ugaritic

Synonyms and antonyms of literary critic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «literary critic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LITERARY CRITIC

Find out the translation of literary critic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of literary critic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «literary critic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

文学评论家
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crítico literario
570 millions of speakers

English

literary critic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

साहित्यिक आलोचक
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الناقد الأدبي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

литературный критик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crítico literário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাহিত্য সমালোচক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

critique littéraire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengkritik sastera
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Literaturkritiker
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

文芸評論家
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

문학 평론가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kritik sastra
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phê bình văn học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இலக்கிய விமர்சகர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

साहित्यिक आक्षेपार्ह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Edebi eleştirmen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

critico letterario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krytyk literacki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

літературний критик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

critic literar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κριτικός λογοτεχνίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

literêre kritikus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

litteraturkritiker
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

litteraturkritiker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of literary critic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LITERARY CRITIC»

The term «literary critic» is normally little used and occupies the 110.686 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LITERARY CRITIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about literary critic

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2 QUOTES WITH «LITERARY CRITIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word literary critic.
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Arna Bontemps
How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.
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Brian Lumley
A literary critic is someone who can't write, but who loves to show he would have been a wonderful writer if only he could!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LITERARY CRITIC»

Discover the use of literary critic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to literary critic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Edgar Allan Poe As Literary Critic
Edgar Allan Poe as Literary Critic focuses on his interest in establishing an aesthetic for magazine literature, and Parks has examined Poe's criticism at length.
Edd Winfield Parks, 2010
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Textual and Literary Criticism
The literary critic tends to think that the textual scholar or bibliographer has not much to say that he would care to hear, so there is a gulf between them.
Fredson Bowers, 1966
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Ezra Pound as Literary Critic
The aim of this book is to historicise representative episodes in Ezra Pound's career as a literary critic. Among those who believe, as Pound did, in the importance of regarding certain types of text as 'literary', Pound is usually thought of not as a ...
Emeritus Professor K K Ruthven, 2002
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Jean-Paul Sartre: The Philospher As a Literary Critic
This is the first survey and appraisal of the literary criticism written by Jean-Paul Sartre during the last thirty years. Benjamin Suhl relates Sartre's evolution as a systematic philosopher.
Benjamin Suhl, 1999
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J.M. Robertson: rationalist and literary critic
This book is a study of the life of one of the most erudite and prolific critics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Odin Dekkers, 1998
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Ruskin as Literary Critic
John Ruskin A. H. R. Ball. Ruskin as Literary Critic Sclcctions liDl l'lil) BY A. H. R. Ball ,, wt 7' '1'!" “v v“: “w Irm CAMBRIDGE RUSKIN as LITERARY CRITIC SELECTIONS 3.8 LITERARY CRITIC SELECTIONS Edited. Front Cover.
John Ruskin, A. H. R. Ball, 2013
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The Creator as Critic and Other Writings by E.M. Forster
These essays, lectures, memoirs, and broadcasts are the thought-provoking products of Forsters engagement with the literary, political, and social events of his time.
Edward Morgan Forster, Jeffrey M. Heath, 2008
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The Arcades Project
Baudelaire as a Literary Critic, trans. Lois Boe Hyslop and Francis E. Hyslop, Jr. ( University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1964), pp. 252-253. 39. July 28, 1830, the second day of the three days of rioting in Paris known as les trois ...
Walter Benjamin, Rolf Tiedemann, 1999
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Literature of the Lost Home: Kobayashi Hideo-Literary ...
"Anderer has now given readers of English the opportunity to form their own conclusions [about Kobayashi, Japan's preeminent literary critic]. This is no mean feat . . . and for it he deserves much gratitude. . .
Hideo Kobayashi, Paul Anderer, 2000
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Russian Literary Criticism: A Short History
Chernyshevsky was educated at a theological school and at the University of St. Petersburg and joined the staff of The Contemporary (then edited by Nekrasov) as its literary critic in 1855. In his Master's thesis, "The Aesthetic Relations ...
Robert H. Stacy, 1974

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LITERARY CRITIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term literary critic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Book review: 'Wolf Border' shows mastery of storytelling - Roanoke …
Terry Eagleton, the quick-witted and sometimes provocative British literary critic, suggests in a recent review that “misery” sits firmly at the core ... «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»
2
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In other words, he's just like a literary critic. They yell at each other for a while, and honestly I just don't care: it's unlikely that them shouting is ... «Inside Pulse, Jul 15»
3
Before CS Lewis and JRRTolkien: The surprising faith of the author …
... as a state of Grace, a means of retrieving lost innocence,” the innocence once experienced in Eden, literary critic Karoline Leach writes. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
Boston Book Festival Keynote Speakers Announced
Margaret Atwood kicks off the festival on Friday, Oct. 23. A poet, novelist, essayist and literary critic, Atwood was the first writer picked to write for ... «WBUR, Jul 15»
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Words of comfort Susie Boyt
The writing is high-spirited and exhilarating and generous. How confident do you need to be as a literary critic not to shun exclamation marks? «Financial Times, Jul 15»
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Cries of reprieve for Viger Square's condemned Agora monument
The prospect of being hanged, English literary critic Samuel Johnson wrote, focuses the mind wonderfully. It turns out the same can be said ... «Montreal Gazette, Jul 15»
7
Let's all go back to our own country, Malaysia
As the English author and literary critic Christopher Hitchens put it: “What is it you most dislike? Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of ... «Free Malaysia Today, Jul 15»
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Reviewing Irish books: the good, the bad and the ugly truth
or speculated that the unflattering portrait of a female literary critic in the novel, Mary Cutlass, may have played a part. However, the spoken ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Putin Needs Another Victory in Ukraine
Andrei Malgin is a journalist, literary critic and blogger. Facebook. Twitter. Вконтакте. Google+. Also in News. Divisions Revealed as Kremlin ... «The Moscow Times, Jul 15»
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Solid pair raise the tone in film
Clarkson plays Wendy, a literary critic for a magazine, whose husband leaves her in the first reel for a much younger woman. Reluctantly, she ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Literary critic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/literary-critic>. Aug 2019 ».
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