Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 September 1996

244 Pages

ISBN: 9780195111378

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Double Agent

The Critic and Society

Morris Dickstein

  • An impassioned plea for criticism to return to the broader issues of history and culture
  • "Academic and journalistic critics have come to seem like hostile army camps or ships passing in the night. Double Agent opens a much-needed conversation between them."—Gerald Graff, author of Professing Literature
  • From the author of Gates of Eden, a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee and a New York Times Book Review best book of the year
  • Examines the works of such critics as Matthew Arnold, H.L. Mencken, I.A. Richards, Lewis Mumford, Lionel Trilling, Alfred Kazin, and George Orwell