Transition

dust jacket of "Transition"
E.J. Pratt Library

Rights Holder

Penguin Random House Archive and Library

Author

Edwin Muir

Description

A meditation on the difficulty of writing criticism of current literature, of " the things of the present: the books which are being written, the books which might be written, the tendencies which have not still found a decisive direction" (7). This type of transitional material is what Muir considers the most crucial for critics to address, despite its challenges. Might be fruitfully compared to Virginia Woolf's 'How It Strikes a Contemporary.'

Genre

Literary Criticism

Original Language

English

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