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Christopher Ricks

Ian McMillan looks at the prose and the literary passions of critic Christopher Ricks, described by WH Auden as 'the critic every poet dreams of finding'.

In a special edition of The Verb, Ian McMillan is joined by Sir Christopher Ricks, who was once described by WH Auden as 'the critic every poet dreams of finding', and by John Carey as 'our greatest living critic'. From appreciations of Milton, Keats, Beckett and Bob Dylan through to landmark editions of TS Eliot's poetry, Ricks has delighted readers all over the world with his scrupulous and humane attention to language and style. Ian explores Ricks' gift for the perfect critical sentence.

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Sir Christopher Ricks

Sir Christopher Ricks

In a special edition of The Verb, Ian McMillan is joined by Sir Christopher Ricks, who was once described by WH Auden as 'the critic every poet dreams of finding', and by John Carey as 'our greatest living critic'. From appreciations of Milton, Keats, Beckett and Bob Dylan through to landmark editions of TS Eliot's poetry, Ricks has delighted readers all over the world with his scrupulous and humane attention to language and style. Ian explores Ricks' gift for the perfect critical sentence.

The Poems of T.S Eliot volumes one and two edited by Christopher Ricks are published by Faber.

 

 

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