Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sir Frank Kermode died August 17, 2010

Literary critic Sir Frank Kermode, 90, died August 17, 2010. The traditional Shakespeare scholar and onetime proponent of deconstructionist literary theory, famously said of one of the elite universities where he taught, "Cambridge, of course, is exceptionally hostile to any kind of thought at all, as far as the English faculty is concerned." (Criticism in Society by Imre Salusinszky and Jacques Derrida, Methuen 1987) Kermode's Shakespeare-related works include: 

  • The Patience of Shakespeare 1964
  • On Shakespeare's Learning 1965
  • Four Centuries of Shakespearian Criticism 1965
  • Shakespeare: The Final Plays 1965
  • Shakespeare's Language 2000
  • The Age of Shakespeare 2004

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