Marvin Mudrick


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  • ''Boswell's Johnson is the word made flesh... an extemporaneous man talking himself into the thick of every occasion (in a world of occasions if nothing else) and therefore no monument at all but all that can be saved of a man alive in the pages of a book.''
    Marvin Mudrick (1921-1986), U.S. critic. Nobody Here But Us Chickens, "The Entertainer," Ticknor & Fields (1981).
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  • ''Life direct...is what Flaubert and Joyce have convinced themselves the man may never get quite clear of but the artist has nothing to do with. What they can't admit is that t is overrated: which artists, faking and fumbling it together out of spit and toothpicks, should know best of all.''
    Marvin Mudrick (1921-1986), U.S. critic. Nobody Here But Us Chickens, "Life Direct and the Indifferential Calculus," Ticknor & Fields (1981).

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