George Crabbe | Critical Essay by Gavin Edwards

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of George Crabbe.
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Critical Essay by Gavin Edwards

SOURCE: Edwards, Gavin. “Crabbe's So-Called Realism.” Essays in Criticism: A Quarterly Journal of Literary Criticism 37, no. 4 (October 1987): 303-20.

In the following essay, Edwards addresses previous criticism that focuses on the concept of realism in Crabbe's poetry and asserts that the subject is more complex than is traditionally acknowledged.

George Crabbe, Hazlitt insisted, ‘is a fascinating writer’,1 but the books written about Crabbe have not been fascinating. All the good things on him are short: essays, chapters or paragraphs. When Crabbe's critics venture beyond brevity something depressing happens, and that something is ‘realism’ or its associates, ‘truth’, ‘fact’, ‘the actual’, ‘the literal’. The concept of realism has dominated and depressed the discussion of Crabbe not only by literary critics but also by social historians, who...

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