The Critic as Artist
The Critic As Artist is one of Oscar Wilde's most well-known dialogues and, along with "The Decay of Lying," his best expression of his aesthetics.
This major work is particularly interesting in the context of late 20th century poetics. Like several of the younger American and British innovative poets and theorists, Wilde argues, through his character Gilbert, for the equal importance of the critical faculty with artistic creation, that, in short, the artist must be both critic and creator if (s)he is to produce great art and that the art of the critic should be as fine a creative work as that of any poet or novelist.
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Review: The Critic as ArtistUser Review - Sarah Giffen - Goodreads
"People cry out against the sinner, yet it is not the sinful, but the stupid, who are our shame. There is no sin except stupidity." This has to been my favorite line in the whole thing, though there are so many lines I loved. Read full review
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