The Failure of Left Criticism

Hicks, Granville
September 1940
New Republic;9/9/40, Vol. 103 Issue 11, p345
The author reflects on leftist criticism in the U.S. Left criticism is said to be closer to the political movement than creative writing. People who have attacked the literary left are believed to have misunderstood or deliberately misrepresented its nature. The author said that there is no reason to assume that the inadequacies of left criticism can be attributed to regimentation. He added that Marxists have written sound literary history, which has influenced historians.


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