Stephen Spender Quote

There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife — a tyrannical midwife.


Lecture at Brooklyn College, as quoted in The New York Times (20 November 1984)

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There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife — a tyrannical midwife.

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There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife — a tyrannical midwife.

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There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife — a tyrannical midwife.

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There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife — a tyrannical midwife.