In this 1915 publication, Reilly sets out to examine Lowell’s “right to a place in the brilliant company of admitted critics.” Reilly presents a thoughtful analysis of Lowell and his work, the range of his knowledge, his biases and sympathies, and finally concludes that Lowell’s rightful place as a critic must be “as impressionist.” This book presents an intriguing portrait of a literary giant, who is best remembered today for his critical writings and satire.
About the Author
Joseph J. Reilly (1881–1951) was a spiritual writer and scholar. He was an Instructor of English at College of City of New York and Fellow in English at Yale. Another of his works is titled Of Books and Men.