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'Professor Wilson Knight stands in a class by himself among contemporary English critics. His work might best be described as the analysis and interpretation of genius, an arduous and heroic task for which he is peculiarly fitted by the possession not only of a penetrating intelligence but of imaginative powers of a very high order.' - Professor V. de S. Pinto
'I confess that reading his essays seems to me to have enlarged my understanding of the Shakespearean pattern, which, after all, is quite the main thing.' - T. S. Eliot
Writer and critic, George Wilson Knight wrote numerous texts and essays on English literature as well as plays, poems and studies of literary figures.
This set reissues many of these important works.
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