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Critics, the young Henry James among them, attacked her ignorance of the passions of love and the institutions of marriage and mocked the exaggerated quality that characterizes the whole book. This reception deepened Alcott's divisions; ...
and defensive about such criticism, one suspects, because she knew it was true. "Ivory tower?" she asks in the same essay. "That was and is still, I believe with many, the final indictment of this sort of poetry.
At his death Lanier was proclaimed by some of the leading American critics — William Hayes Ward and Thomas W. ... Edwin Mims and Aubrey Starke — gave detailed accounts of the life, but wrote little about the poetry and criticism.
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American writers: a collection of literary biographiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This supplement, the latest addition to the well-known "American Writers'' series, includes 29 authors. All except Frederick Douglass, the 19th-century orator and writer, are 20th-century poets ... Read full review