Christopher Ricks

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Sir Christopher Bruce Ricks (born 1933) is a British literary critic and scholar. He is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University (U.S.) and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, and was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford (England) from 2004 to 2009. He is the immediate past-president of the Association of Literary ... more »

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  • ''When a language creates—as it does—a community within the present, it does so only by courtesy of a community between the present and the past.''
    Christopher Ricks (b. 1933), British critic. The State of the Language, preface, ed. Ricks (1980).
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