Fine Art of Reading - Cecil, David
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The Fine Art of Reading was Cecil's inaugural lecture as Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature at Oxford in 1949; it is also the title of a collection of studies from which the present essay is taken. Like all his other works, the piece combines scholarly attention to detail with accessibility to a general audience. In an engaging manner, Cecil assesses the relative merits of great authors and poets such as Milton, Gray and Shelley, while stressing that the only important distinction is between good and bad art. ...

Fine Art of Reading 2001, Souvenir Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780285636002

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