Robert Smythe Hichens | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Lacon

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Robert Smythe Hichens.
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Critical Essay by Lacon

SOURCE: "Mr. Robert Smythe Hichens," in Lectures to Living Authors, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925, pp. 93-9.

In the following essay, Lacon writes in the form of a lecture to Hichens on the overall course of his career.

There was once a singular institution called, somewhat grandiloquently, the London School of Journalism. I gather from the public press that schools purporting to teach the art of writing, journalistic or other, flourish even in the present day: there may even, by now, be another bearing the same title. They arise, and fade, and rise again. And there is, I suppose, a certain part of the journalistic trade that can actually be taught—given a teacher who knows his business. At the worst the anxious beginner can be cautioned against certain offences—against the unblushing use of outworn cliches, or of the split...

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