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is an English
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literary critic and academic, Professor of English Literature and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge
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. He has contributed essay
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s to such publications as The Times Literary Supplement
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, The Nation
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and London Review of Books
The London Review of Books is a fortnightly British magazine of literary and intellectual essays.-History:The LRB was founded in 1979, during the year-long lock-out at The Times, by publisher A...
- "Modernism and the little magazines." The Times Literary Supplement. 7 October 2009. (accessed October 8, 2009).
- "'No Bullshit' Bullshit." London Review of Books. 23 January 2003. (accessed October 29, 2009).
- That Noble Science of Politics: A Study in Nineteenth-Century Intellectual History (1983) with John Burrow and Donald Winch
- English Pasts: Essays in history and culture (1999)
- Public Moralists: Political Thought and Intellectual Life in Britain 1850–1930 (1991)
- Matthew Arnold
Matthew Arnold was a British poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator...
: A Critical Portrait (1994)
- Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain (2006)
- The Two Cultures
The Two Cultures is the title of an influential 1959 Rede Lecture by British scientist and novelist C. P. Snow. Its thesis was that "the intellectual life of the whole of western society" was split into the titular two cultures—namely the sciences and the humanities—and that this was a major...
, by C.P. Snow, introduction by Stefan Collini (1993)
- Common Reading: Critics, Historians, Publics (2009)