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List of the most notable and famous Literary criticisms in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent Literary criticisms worldwide and top Literary criticisms in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable Literary criticisms to the lesser known Literary criticisms in history and today, these are the top Literary criticisms in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous Literary criticisms in the world?". List ranges from Annie Dillard to Mohammad Hoqouqi, plus much more. Use this fact-based list to build one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. (60 Items)
Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Literary Criticisms
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Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the ...more

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Age: Died at 40 (1809-1849)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Magazine editor, Poet, Literary critic, Novelist Author, + more

Credits: Tales of Terror, Witchfinder General, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of the Red Death The Raven, + more

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#7 on The Best Writers of All Time

#2 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

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John Updike is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Literary Criticisms
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John Hoyer Updike was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic. Updike's most famous work is his "Rabbit" series, which chronicles the life of the middle-class everyman Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom over the course of several decades, from young adulthood to death. ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1932-2009)

Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Poet, Literary critic, Novelist, Art critic Author, + more

Credits: The Witches of Eastwick, The Roommate, The Music School, Pigeon Feathers Ted Williams

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#53 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#28 on History's Greatest Essayists

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Joyce Carol Oates is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Literary Criticisms
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Joyce Carol Oates is an American author. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over forty novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. She has won many awards for her writing, including the National Book Award, ...more

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Age: 77

Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States of America

Profession: Editor, Poet, Literary critic, Professor Novelist, + more

Credits: Foxfire, Smooth Talk, We Were the Mulvaneys, Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang Getting to Know You, + more

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#82 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#32 on The Greatest Living Writers & Most Famous Authors Today

#28 on The 30+ Best Living Novelists & Fiction Authors Today, Ranked

#58 on The Greatest Female Novelists Ever

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Ezra Pound is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Literary Criticisms
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Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic who was a major figure of the early modernist movement. His contribution to poetry began with his development of Imagism, a movement derived from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry, stressing clarity, precision and economy of ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1885-1972)

Birthplace: Hailey, Idaho, United States of America

Profession: Poet, Literary critic, Writer

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#45 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#45 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#11 on The Best Poets of the 20th Century

#5 on The Best American Poets

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John Dryden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Literary Criticisms
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John Dryden was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made Poet Laureate in 1668. He is seen as dominating the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott called him ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1631-1700)

Birthplace: Aldwincle, United Kingdom

Profession: Poet, Literary critic, Writer, Playwright

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#25 on The Best English Poets of All Time

#47 on The Best Catholic Authors

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François Mauriac is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Literary Criticisms
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François Charles Mauriac was a French author, member of the Académie française, and laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was awarded the Grand Cross of the Légion d'honneur in 1958. ...more

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Age: Died at 85 (1885-1970)

Birthplace: Bordeaux, France

Profession: Poet, Literary critic, Journalist, Novelist Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Thérèse Desqueyroux, Thérèse Desqueyroux

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#39 on The Best French Authors

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Melvin E. "Mel" Bradford was a conservative political commentator and professor of literature at the University of Dallas. Bradford is seen as a leading figure of the paleoconservative wing of the conservative movement. He died just as the term paleoconservative was being coined and preferred the ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1934-1993)

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Literary critic, Jurist

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Heinrich Heine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Literary Criticisms
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Christian Johann Heinrich Heine was a German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of Lieder by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Heine's later verse and prose are ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1797-1856)

Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany

Profession: Poet, Literary critic, Journalist, Essayist Writer

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#80 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#29 on The Best Romantic Era Poets

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