Quote about literary critic
Quotes by Lascelles Abercrombie, page 2
30 quotes by Lascelles Abercrombie
The invention of epic poetry corresponds with a definite and, in the history of the world, often recurring state of society.
Quote about invention, society, poetry, state, history, world
The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age, and an age is heroic because of what it is, not because of what it does.
Quote about age, olderness, poetry, reason
There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in particular human experience some significant symbolism of man's general destiny.
Quote about destiny, ability, experience, human imperfections, human-nature, things, man