Denis Donoghue


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Denis Donoghue (born 1928) is an Irish literary critic. He is currently the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters at New York University.

He was born at Tullow, County Carlow, into a Roman Catholic family, and was brought up in Warrenpoint, County Down, Northern Ireland, where his father was sergeant-in-charge of the Royal Ulster Constabulary. He was educated by the Irish ... more »

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  • The camera has an interest in turning history into spectacle, but none in reversing the process. At best, the picture leaves a vague blur in the observer's mind; strong enough to send him into battle ...
    Denis Donoghue (b. 1928), Irish educator, author. "Radio Talk," The State of the Language (1980).
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