” I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art. “


” Sylvia Plath was just a month and a half older than I, and when she committed suicide I was only 30 – and very shocked and sorry. I never knew her personally. “


” There is far too much literary criticism of the wrong kind. That is why I never could have survived as an academic. “


” Have you ever heard of a pianist who never had to practice – or of an architect who didn’t bother to find out why buildings stand up? “



All 4 Anne Stevenson Quotes about Never in picture


I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art.
Sylvia Plath was just a month and a half older than I, and when she committed suicide I was only 30 - and very shocked and sorry. I never knew her personally.


There is far too much literary criticism of the wrong kind. That is why I never could have survived as an academic.
Have you ever heard of a pianist who never had to practice - or of an architect who didn
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