Monday, September 17, 2012

Statues for Critics


Meet the Critics



“Has anybody ever seen a drama critic in the daytime? Of course not. They come out after dark, up to no good.”
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P.G. Wodehouse


Aristotle 
The first drama critic
Best-known criticism:  The Poetics


“Pay no attention to what the critics say. No statue has ever been dedicated to a critic.”
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Jean Sibelius




Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Enlightenment Critic
Wrote:
On Gothic Architecture  Theory of Colors  Shakespeare: a Tribute
 "No statue has ever been dedicated to a critic.”



George Eliot
Novelist and Critic
Translated:
The Life of Jesus Critically Examined
Wrote:
Silly Novels by Lady Novelists  The Influence of Rationalism
No statue has ever been dedicated to a critic.”
  


John Ruskin 
Victorian Art Critic
Wrote:
Modern Painters    The Stones of Venice   The Elements of Drawing

No statue has ever been dedicated to a critic.”




George Bernard Shaw
Drama and Music Critic
Wrote: 
The Perfect Wagnerite   Our Theaters in the Nineties   London Music


No statue has ever been dedicated to a critic.”




Virginia Woolf
Feminist Literary Critic
Wrote:
A Room of One's Own
 "No statue has ever been dedicated to a critic.”


 
Osip Mandelstam
 Poetry Critic
Wrote:
On the Nature of the Word  On the Addressee  Talking about Dante
 "No statue has ever been dedicated to a critic."



Marina Tsvetaeva
Literary Critic
Wrote:
Boris Pasternak and Vladimir Mayakovsky  Art in the Light of Conscience
 "No statue has ever been dedicated to a critic."




T.S. Eliot
Literary Critic
Wrote: 
Tradition and the Individual Talent

No statue has ever been dedicated to a critic.”




Jean Paul Sartre
Literature and Philosophy Critic
Editor of Journal 
Les Temps Modernes
Wrote:   
What is Literature?  The Idiot of the Family
No statue has ever been dedicated to a critic.”







2 comments:

briank said...

Nice work!

linda colman said...

Thanks! I had fun with it. Interesting how many of the critics were writers of poetry, plays or novels.