List of famous literary critics whose intellectually stimulating review of a book was eagerly awaited by avid readers.

Literary critics are people who critique a book or novel. Their intellectually stimulating review of a book is eagerly awaited by avid readers and help them make their mind whether to read a particular book or not. Here is a list of famous literary critics from all over the world. The list contains well-known literary critics, such as Charles Du Bos, Evelyn Waugh, Theodor W. Adorno, George Plimpton and many more.

Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
American
Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
American

Stanisław LemStanisław Lem
Polish
George PlimptonGeorge Plimpton
American

Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
American

McCaughey septupletsMcCaughey septuplets
American

William Ernest HenleyWilliam Ernest Henley
British

Anne TylerAnne Tyler
American
Lytton StracheyLytton Strachey
British

Johann Gottfried HerderJohann Gottfried Herder
German, Polish

Terry EagletonTerry Eagleton
British

Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
British
Annie DillardAnnie Dillard
American
I. A. RichardsI. A. Richards
British, American

Ernest RenanErnest Renan
French

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
Canadian

Charles MaurrasCharles Maurras
French
Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
British

Elaine ShowalterElaine Showalter
American
George SteinerGeorge Steiner
French, American

Walter PaterWalter Pater
British

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
American
George Henry LewesGeorge Henry Lewes
British

Stanley FishStanley Fish
American
Frank KermodeFrank Kermode
British

Nikolay ChernyshevskyNikolay Chernyshevsky
Russian

Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
American
Paul FussellPaul Fussell
American
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William Dean HowellsWilliam Dean Howells
American
Lionel JohnsonLionel Johnson
British

James BlishJames Blish
American

Cleanth BrooksCleanth Brooks
American

Édouard GlissantÉdouard Glissant
French
Donald HallDonald Hall
American

Friedrich SchlegelFriedrich Schlegel
German

John Crowe RansomJohn Crowe Ransom
American

Herbert ReadHerbert Read
British

William EmpsonWilliam Empson
British
Viktor ShklovskyViktor Shklovsky
Russian

Frédéric OzanamFrédéric Ozanam
French
Laura RidingLaura Riding
American

Maryse CondéMaryse Condé
French, Guadeloupean

Joseph Freiherr von EichendorffJoseph Freiherr von Eichendorff
German, Prussian
John Cowper PowysJohn Cowper Powys
British

Ali Sardar JafriAli Sardar Jafri
Indian
Vissarion BelinskyVissarion Belinsky
Russian

James FentonJames Fenton
British

Brigid BrophyBrigid Brophy
British

Korney ChukovskyKorney Chukovsky
Russian

M. H. AbramsM. H. Abrams
American
Randall JarrellRandall Jarrell
American

Clifton FadimanClifton Fadiman
American

Edmund GosseEdmund Gosse
British

Emilia Pardo BazánEmilia Pardo Bazán
Spanish
Hall CaineHall Caine
British
Ahmad Nadeem QasmiAhmad Nadeem Qasmi
Pakistani

John Addington SymondsJohn Addington Symonds
British

Arthur Quiller-CouchArthur Quiller-Couch
British

Yao WenyuanYao Wenyuan
Chinese
Andrei BelyAndrei Bely
Russian

Louis UntermeyerLouis Untermeyer
American
Giovanni PapiniGiovanni Papini
Italian

John Middleton MurryJohn Middleton Murry
British

Alexander AfanasyevAlexander Afanasyev
Russian
Howard RheingoldHoward Rheingold
American

Nikolay GumilyovNikolay Gumilyov
Russian
William Michael RossettiWilliam Michael Rossetti
British

Irving HoweIrving Howe
American

Masaoka ShikiMasaoka Shiki
Japanese
Kathleen RaineKathleen Raine
British

Nicolas Boileau-DespréauxNicolas Boileau-Despréaux
French
Margaret ForsterMargaret Forster
British

Sheridan MorleySheridan Morley
British

Kathryn SchulzKathryn Schulz
American

Lord David CecilLord David Cecil
British
Georg BrandesGeorg Brandes
Danish

Nikolay NekrasovNikolay Nekrasov
Russian

Ludwig TieckLudwig Tieck
German

John RechyJohn Rechy
American

Charles Augustin Sainte-BeuveCharles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
French
John WainJohn Wain
British

Robert FitzgeraldRobert Fitzgerald
American
Marcel Reich-RanickiMarcel Reich-Ranicki
German, Polish

Anthony BoucherAnthony Boucher
American

Richard EllmannRichard Ellmann
American
Hugh MacLennanHugh MacLennan
Canadian

Slobodan JovanovićSlobodan Jovanović
Serbian
Bernard CrickBernard Crick
British

John JonesJohn Jones
Welsh
Wayne C. BoothWayne C. Booth
American

Dana GioiaDana Gioia
American

Pierre ReverdyPierre Reverdy
French
Simon LeysSimon Leys
Belgian

Ahmed AliAhmed Ali
Indian, Pakistani
Arthur SymonsArthur Symons
Welsh

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