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Quotes by M. H. Abrams
16 quotes by M. H. Abrams
I've always been surprised at the degree of success of The Mirror and the Lamp and duration of esteem for it. I had no reason to expect in 1953 that it would appeal to more than a specialized group interested in literary criticism.
Quote by M. H. Abrams about criticism, literary critic, reason
If you learn one thing from having lived through decades of changing views, it is that all predictions are necessarily false.
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It's amazing how, age after age, in country after country, and in all languages, Shakespeare emerges as incomparable.
Quote by M. H. Abrams about country, age, olderness
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Rap is far from an abstract, dematerialized mode of utterance. I hate a lot of rap because it's bad stuff, but it does emphasize the articulatory aspect of the words.
Quote by M. H. Abrams about hate, bad luck, bad
The appeal of literature is that it is so thoroughly a human thing-by, for and about human beings. If you lose that focus, you obviate the source of the power and permanence of literature.
Quote by M. H. Abrams about literature, human imperfections, power, things
The survival of artistic modes in which we recognize ourselves, identify ourselves and place ourselves will survive as long as humanity survives.
Quote by M. H. Abrams about survival, humanity
Quote by M. H. Abrams about humanity, human imperfections, nothing
When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas.
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