List of Famous Cultural Critics

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List of famous cultural critics, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top cultural critics in the world? This includes the most prominent cultural critics, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable cultural critics is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic cultural critics were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned cultural critics.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Susan Sontag and Slavoj Žižek.

From reputable, prominent, and well known cultural critics to the lesser known cultural critics of today, these are some of the best professionals in the cultural critic field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous cultural critics ever?" and "What are the names of famous cultural critics?" then you're in the right place. (38 items)
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Susan Sontag is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Cultural Critics
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Susan Sontag was an American writer and filmmaker, teacher and political activist, publishing her first major work, the essay "Notes on 'Camp'", in 1964. Her best known works include On Photography, Against Interpretation, Styles of Radical Will, The Way We Live Now, Illness as Metaphor, Regarding the Pain of Others, The Volcano Lover and In America. Sontag was active in writing and speaking about, or travelling to, areas of conflict, including during Vietnam and the Siege of Sarajevo. ...more on Wikipedia

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Harold Bloom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Cultural Critics
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Harold Bloom is an American literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and a novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies concerning numerous literary and philosophical figures for the Chelsea House publishing firm. Bloom's books have been translated into more than 40 languages. Bloom came to public attention in the United States as a commentator during the Canon wars of the early 1990s. ...more on Wikipedia

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Ron Suresha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Cultural Critics
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Ron Jackson Suresha is an American author and anthologist of books centering on gay and bisexual men's subcultures, particularly the Bear community. ...more on Wikipedia

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Miroslav Krleža is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Cultural Critics
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Miroslav Krleža was a leading Croatian writer and a prominent figure in cultural life of both Yugoslav states, the Kingdom and the Socialist Republic. A one time Vice President and General Secretary of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts, he has often been proclaimed the greatest Croatian writer of the 20th century and beyond. ...more on Wikipedia

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