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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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#2 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#9 on The Best 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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#49 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#31 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: 78

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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#76 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

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

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

#60 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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#41 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#45 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#6 on The Best American Poets

#14 on The Best Poets of the 20th Century

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