Among the varieties of friendship under discussion, here is the friendship between poet and critic.
David Frum, the conservative commentator and a harsh Palin critic, tips his hat.
Author and critic Stanley Crouch raves about his latest obsession, Living With Jazz by Dan Morgenstern.
Former Artforum critic Thomas Lawson, also profiled in the essay, felt like he got off the hook.
For the past forty years critic James Wolcott has been a cerebral antidote to the dullness contaminating our cultural pages.
The Bellamy, says the critic, was only equal to the Cibber in expressing the ecstasy of love.
He was a good reader and critic, and his judgment on poetry was to the ground of it.
I reminded my critic that we had seen together on our honeymoon at Pisa a tower that had been leaning for centuries.
The fallacy of the argument has been exposed by more than one critic.
In addition to the work of the producer there must be considered the function of the critic.
1580s, "one who passes judgment," from Middle French critique (14c.), from Latin criticus "a judge, literary critic," from Greek kritikos "able to make judgments," from krinein "to separate, decide" (see crisis). Meaning "one who judges merits of books, plays, etc." is from c.1600. The English word always had overtones of "censurer, faultfinder."
To understand how the artist felt, however, is not criticism; criticism is an investigation of what the work is good for. ... Criticism ... is a serious and public function; it shows the race assimilating the individual, dividing the immortal from the mortal part of a soul. [George Santayana, "The Life of Reason," 1906]
A perfect judge will read each work of wit
With the same spirit that its author writ;
[Pope, "An Essay on Criticism," 1709]