Academic journal article Hollins Critic

John Rees Moore: October 15, 1918-August 3, 2013; Louis Decimus Rubin, Jr.: November 19, 1923-November 16, 2013

Academic journal article Hollins Critic

John Rees Moore: October 15, 1918-August 3, 2013; Louis Decimus Rubin, Jr.: November 19, 1923-November 16, 2013

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We are saddened to note the deaths this year of both Founding Editors of The Hollins Critic. Louis D. Rubin, Jr. and John Rees Moore, professors in the English Department at Hollins College, scholars, writers, teachers, and editors, brought their varied talents, interests, and unbounding energy together in the fall of 1963 to found a journal which would feature a full-length essay review of a recent work by a contemporary author in the light of the whole body of that author's work, "to look at a writer's work to date and do something more than merely offer a review of his books and something less than deliver a verdict on his 'place' in literary history." The journal would also publish poems by contemporary poets, both well-known and just beginning their writing careers. The new journal would also seek to avoid the encrustations and jargons of academic literary criticism and to offer instead essays that would be well written as well as intelligent and thoughtful. The first issue (February 1964) included an essay by John Moore on J. P. Donleavy and poems by John Alexander Allen and Daniel Hoffman. Although adding short reviews and more poems each issue, The Hollins Critic has attempted over the ensuing fifty years to maintain the vision of its founders. …

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