Friday Book: The Brave Old World of English Literature
Inglis, Fred, The Independent (London, England)
Between Two Worlds: essays by Richard Hoggart
(Aurum Press, pounds 18.99)
RICHARD HOGGART'S stout new book comes out at the same time as Martin Amis's much stouter one, The War against Cliche. Collecting all his criticism, Amis recollects as gone forever the good old days when literary criticism took on the whole of civilisation and was written by such giants as... Richard Hoggart.
Well, he's still here, I'm glad to say. I might even jog Amis's memory with a quotation from FR Leavis, referred to here with Hoggart's habitual generosity and judiciousness. Leavis once said: "I don't believe in any `literary values'... the judgements the literary critic is …
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