Critic Authors

M. H. Abrams
American Critic
Meyer Howard Abrams is an American literary critic, known for works on Romanticism, in particular his book The Mirror and the Lamp. Wikipedia
Thomas Gold Appleton
American Critic
Thomas Gold Appleton , son of merchant Nathan Appleton, was an American writer, an artist, and a patron of the fine arts. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was his brother-in-law after he married Appleton's sister Frances. Wikipedia
Brooks Atkinson
American Critic
Justin Brooks Atkinson was an American theatre critic. He worked for The New York Times from 1925 to 1960. In his obituary, the Times called him "the most important reviewer of his time." Wikipedia
Irving Babbitt
American Critic
Irving Babbitt was an American academic and literary critic, noted for his founding role in a movement that became known as the New Humanism, a significant influence on literary discussion and conservative thought in the period between 1910 to 1930. Wikipedia
Lester Bangs
American Critic
Leslie Conway "Lester" Bangs was an American music journalist, author, and musician. He wrote for Creem and Rolling Stone magazines and was known for his leading influence in rock music criticism. Wikipedia
Roland Barthes
French Critic
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Stephen Bayley
British Critic
Stephen Paul Bayley is a British design critic, cultural critic and author. Wikipedia
Andre Bazin
French Critic
André Bazin was a renowned and influential French film critic and film theorist. Wikipedia
Vissarion Belinsky
Russian Critic
Vissarion Grigoryevich Belinsky was a Russian literary critic of Westernizing tendency. He was an associate of Alexander Herzen, Mikhail Bakunin , and other critical intellectuals. Wikipedia
Clive Bell
English Critic
Arthur Clive Heward Bell , generally known as Clive Bell, was an English Art critic, associated with formalism and the Bloomsbury Group. Wikipedia
Walter Benjamin
German Critic
Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin was a German literary critic, philosopher, social critic, translator, radio broadcaster and essayist. Wikipedia
Eric Bentley
English Critic
Eric Bentley is a British-born American critic, playwright, singer, editor and translator. Wikipedia
Harold Bloom
American Critic
Harold Bloom is an American literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. Wikipedia
Dominique Bouhours
French Critic
Dominique Bouhours was a French Jesuit priest, essayist and neo-classical critic. He was born and died in Paris. Wikipedia
Georg Brandes
Danish Critic
Georg Morris Cohen Brandes was a Danish critic and scholar who had great influence on Scandinavian and European literature from the 1870s through the turn of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Joe Bob Briggs
American Critic
John Irving Bloom , who uses the pseudonym Joe Bob Briggs, is a syndicated American film critic, writer and comic performer. Wikipedia
Van Wyck Brooks
American Critic
Van Wyck Brooks was an American literary critic, biographer, and historian. Wikipedia
John Mason Brown
American Critic
John Mason Brown was an American drama critic and author. Wikipedia
Anatole Broyard
American Critic
Anatole Paul Broyard was an American writer, literary critic and editor for The New York Times. In addition to his many reviews and columns, he published short stories, essays and two books during his lifetime. Wikipedia
Henry Seidel Canby
American Critic
Henry Seidel Canby was a critic, editor, and Yale University professor. Wikipedia
Vincent Canby
American Critic
Vincent Canby was an American film critic who became the chief film critic for The New York Times in 1969 and reviewed more than 1000 films during his tenure there. Wikipedia
Jay Cocks
American Critic
Jay Cocks is a film critic and motion picture screenwriter. Wikipedia
Steven Cojocaru
Canadian Critic
Steven Cojocaru , known by the nickname "Cojo", is a Canadian fashion critic. He was born in Montreal, Quebec to a family of immigrants from Romania. Wikipedia
John Churton Collins
English Critic
John Churton Collins , English literary critic, was born at Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. Wikipedia
Malcolm Cowley
American Critic
Malcolm Cowley was an American novelist, poet, literary critic, and journalist. Wikipedia
Stanley Crouch
American Critic
Stanley Crouch is an African-American poet, music and cultural critic, syndicated columnist, and novelist, perhaps best known for his jazz criticism and his novel Don't the Moon Look Lonesome? Wikipedia
Aleister Crowley
English Critic
Aleister Crowley , born Edward Alexander Crowley, and also known as both Frater Perdurabo and The Great Beast 666, was an English occultist, mystic, ceremonial magician, poet and mountaineer, who was responsible for founding the religious philosophy... Wikipedia
Serge Daney
French Critic
Serge Daney was an influential French movie critic who went on from writing film reviews to developing a "television criticism" and onto building a personal theory of the image. Wikipedia
Arthur C. Danto
American Critic
Arthur Coleman Danto is an American art critic and philosopher. Wikipedia
John Dennis
English Critic
Carl Clinton Van Doren
American Critic
Carl Clinton Van Doren was a U.S. critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. He was the brother of Mark Van Doren and the uncle of Charles Van Doren. Wikipedia
Edward Dowden
Irish Critic
Edward Dowden , was an Irish critic and poet. Wikipedia
Andrea Dworkin
American Critic
Andrea Rita Dworkin was an American radical feminist and writer best known for her criticism of pornography, which she argued was linked to rape and other forms of violence against women. Wikipedia
Terry Eagleton
English Critic
Terence Francis 'Terry' Eagleton FBA is an English literary theorist and critic, widely regarded as the United Kingdom's most influential living literary critic. Wikipedia
Roger Ebert
American Critic
Roger Joseph Ebert was an American journalist, film critic, and screenwriter. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death. Wikipedia
Leon Edel
American Critic
Joseph Leon Edel was a North American literary critic and biographer. He was the elder brother of North American philosopher Abraham Edel. Wikipedia
Leslie Fiedler
American Critic
Leslie Aaron Fiedler was an American literary critic, known for his interest in mythography and his championing of genre fiction. His work also involves application of psychological theories to American literature. Wikipedia
John T. Flynn
American Critic
John Thomas Flynn was an American journalist best known for his opposition to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and to American entry into World War II. Wikipedia
Northrop Frye
Canadian Critic
Herman Northrop "Norrie" Frye, CC FRSC was a Canadian literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Margaret Fuller
American Critic
Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli, commonly known as Margaret Fuller, was an American journalist, critic, and women's rights advocate associated with the American transcendentalism movement. Wikipedia
Nina Garcia
Colombian Critic
Nina García, is a Colombian fashion journalist and critic who has held the post of Fashion Director at Elle and Marie Claire magazines, and has been a judge on the Lifetime reality television program Project Runway since its premiere season. Wikipedia
Henry Louis Gates
American Critic
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is an American literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, editor, and public intellectual. He was the first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship. Wikipedia
Brendan Gill
American Critic
Brendan Gill wrote for The New Yorker for more than 60 years. He also contributed film criticism for Film Comment and wrote a popular book about his time at the New Yorker magazine. Wikipedia
Isaac Goldberg
American Critic
Isaac Goldberg was an American journalist, author, critic, translator, editor, publisher, and lecturer. Born in Boston he studied at Harvard University and received a BA degree in 1910, a MA degree in 1911 and a PhD in 1912. Wikipedia
Paul Goldberger
American Critic
Paul Goldberger who the Huffington Post has called "the leading figure in architecture criticism," is now a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair. Wikipedia
Stephen Greenblatt
American Critic
Stephen Jay Greenblatt is an American literary critic, theorist and scholar. Wikipedia
Mel Gussow
American Critic
Melvyn H. Gussow was an American theater critic, movie critic, and author who wrote for The New York Times for 35 years. Wikipedia
Elizabeth Hardwick
American Critic
William Hazlitt
English Critic
William Hazlitt was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, and as an art critic, drama critic, social commentator, and philosopher. He was also a painter. Wikipedia
Ernest Hello
French Critic
Ernest Hello was a French Roman Catholic writer, who produced books and articles on philosophy, theology, and literature. Wikipedia
E. T. A. Hoffmann
Critic
Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann , better known by his pen name E. T. A. Hoffmann , was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. Wikipedia
Bell Hooks
American Critic
Gloria Jean Watkins , better known by her pen name bell hooks , is an American author, feminist, and social activist. She took her nom de plume from her maternal great-grandmother Bell Blair Hooks. Wikipedia
Robert Hughes
Australian Critic
Ada Louise Huxtable
American Critic
Ada Louise Huxtable was an architecture critic and writer on architecture. In 1970 she was awarded the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Wikipedia
Fredric Jameson
American Critic
Fredric Jameson is an American literary critic and Marxist political theorist. Wikipedia
Barbara Johnson
American Critic
Barbara Johnson was an American literary critic and translator, born in Boston. She was a Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard University. Wikipedia
Pamela Hansford Johnson
English Critic
Pamela Hansford Johnson, Baroness Snow was an English novelist, playwright, poet, literary and social critic. Wikipedia
Pauline Kael
American Critic
Pauline Kael was an American film critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991. Earlier in her career, her work appeared in City Lights, McCall's and The New Republic. Wikipedia
Alphonse Karr
French Critic
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr was a French critic, journalist, and novelist. His brother Eugène was a talented engineer, and his aunt Carme Karr was a writer, journalist and suffragist in La Roche-Mabile. Wikipedia
Alfred Kazin
American Critic
Alfred Kazin was an American writer and literary critic, many of whose writings depicted the immigrant experience in early twentieth century America. Wikipedia
Walter Kerr
American Critic
Walter Francis Kerr was an American writer and Broadway theater critic. He also was the writer, lyricist, and/or director of several Broadway plays and musicals as well as the author of several books, generally on the subject of theater and cinema. Wikipedia
Chuck Klosterman
American Critic
Charles John "Chuck" Klosterman is an American author and essayist who has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Believer, and The Washington Post, and has written books focusing on American popular culture. Wikipedia
Harry Knowles
American Critic
Harry Jay Knowles is a film critic and writer known for his website called Ain't It Cool News. Knowles is a member of the Austin Film Critics Association. Wikipedia
Hilton Kramer
American Critic
Hilton Kramer was an American art critic and essayist. Wikipedia
Louis Kronenberger
American Critic
Louis Kronenberger was an American critic and author. He was a novelist and biographer, and wrote extensively on drama and the 18th century. Wikipedia
John Lahr
American Critic
John Henry Lahr is an American theater critic, and the son of actor Bert Lahr. Since 1992, he has been the senior drama critic at The New Yorker magazine. Wikipedia
Charles Lamb
English Critic
Charles Lamb was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb . Lamb has been referred to by E.V. Wikipedia
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
German Critic
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era. Wikipedia
F. L. Lucas
English Critic
Frank Laurence Lucas was an English classical scholar, literary critic, poet, novelist, playwright, political polemicist, Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, and intelligence officer at Bletchley Park during World War II. Wikipedia
Russell Lynes
American Critic
Russell Lynes was an American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper's Magazine. Wikipedia
Leonard Maltin
American Critic
Leonard Maltin is an American film critic and historian, author of several mainstream books on cinema, focusing on nostalgic, celebratory narratives. He is known for writing the shortest review in the U. Wikipedia
Paul de Man
Belgian Critic
Paul de Man was a Belgian-born deconstructionist literary critic and theorist. Wikipedia
Robert McChesney
American Critic
Paul Elmer More
American Critic
Paul Elmer More was an American journalist, critic, essayist and Christian apologist. Wikipedia
Chris Morris
British Critic
Wesley Morris
American Critic
Wesley Morris is an American film critic at The Boston Globe, where he reviews films alongside Ty Burr. Morris and Burr also make regular appearances on NECN to discuss the latest films and do the weekly Take Two film review video series on Boston. Wikipedia
Ernest Newman
English Critic
Ernest Newman was an English music critic and musicologist. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians describes him as "the most celebrated British music critic in the first half of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Max Nordau
Hungarian Critic
Max Simon Nordau , was a Zionist leader, physician, author, and social critic. Wikipedia
Robert M. Parker, Jr.
American Critic
Robert M. Parker Jr. is a leading U.S. wine critic with an international influence. Wikipedia
Tony Parsons
English Critic
Walter Pater
English Critic
Walter Horatio Pater was an English essayist, critic of art and literature, and writer of fiction. Wikipedia
Lawrence Clark Powell
American Critic
Lawrence Clark Powell was a librarian, literary critic, bibliographer and author of more than 100 books. Wikipedia
Ludwig Quidde
German Critic
Ludwig Quidde was a German pacifist who is mainly remembered today for his acerbic criticism of German Emperor Wilhelm II. Wikipedia
Rex Reed
American Critic
Rex Taylor Reed is an American film critic and former co-host of the syndicated television show At the Movies. He currently writes the column "On the Town with Rex Reed" for The New York Observer. Wikipedia
Christopher Ricks
British Critic
Sir Christopher Bruce Ricks, FBA is a British literary critic and scholar. He is the William M. and Sara B. Wikipedia
Richard Roeper
American Critic
Richard E. Roeper is an American columnist and film critic for The Chicago Sun-Times and now a co-host on The Roe Conn Show on WLS-AM. He co-hosted the television series At the Movies with Roger Ebert from 2000-2008, as Gene Siskel's replacement. Wikipedia
Andrew Sarris
American Critic
Andrew Sarris was an American film critic, a leading proponent of the auteur theory of criticism. Wikipedia
Gene Shalit
American Critic
Gene Shalit is an American film and book critic. He filled those roles on NBC's The Today Show from January 15, 1973, until his retirement in 2010. He is known for his frequent use of puns, his oversized moustache, and for wearing colorful bowties. Wikipedia
Arthur Sheekman
American Critic
Arthur Sheekman , a graduate from the University of Minnesota, started his career as columnist and drama critic during the 1920s and the early 1930s for the Manhattan Newspaper. Wikipedia
Joel Siegel
American Critic
Joel Steven Siegel was a U.S. film critic for the A.B.C. morning news show Good Morning America for over twenty-five years. Wikipedia
John Simon
Critic
Gene Siskel
American Critic
Eugene Kal "Gene" Siskel was an American film critic and journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Along with colleague Roger Ebert, he hosted the popular review show Siskel & Ebert At the Movies from 1986 until his death. Wikipedia
Logan Pearsall Smith
American Critic
Logan Pearsall Smith was an American-born essayist and critic. Wikipedia
George Steiner
American Critic
Francis George Steiner, FBA , is an influential European-born American literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, translator, and educator. Wikipedia
Richard H. Stoddard
American Critic
Richard Henry Stoddard was an American critic and poet. Wikipedia
Lytton Strachey
English Critic
Giles Lytton Strachey was a British writer and critic. Wikipedia
Hippolyte Taine
French Critic
Hippolyte Adolphe Taine was a French critic and historian. He was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism, a major proponent of sociological positivism and one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism. Wikipedia
Lionel Trilling
American Critic
Lionel Mordecai Trilling was an American literary critic, author, and teacher. With wife Diana Trilling, he was a member of the New York Intellectuals and contributor to the Partisan Review. Wikipedia
Kenneth Tynan
English Critic
Kenneth Peacock Tynan was an English theatre critic and writer. Wikipedia
Alexandre Vinet
Swiss Critic
Alexandre Rodolphe Vinet , was a Swiss critic and theologian. Wikipedia