Matthew Arnold

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Clive James: ‘I have put aside Shakespeare, to remind myself that others can write, too’
The best artists are a bit like children and the best critics are a bit like artists

Clive James

06, May, 2017 @7:00 AM

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The 100 best nonfiction books: No 59 – Culture and Anarchy by Matthew Arnold (1869)
Arnold caught the public mood with this high-minded but entertaining critique of Victorian society, posing questions about the art of civilised living that still perplex us today

Robert McCrum

20, Mar, 2017 @5:45 AM

The 10 best beach moments in culture
Don’t tarry at the water’s edge – take the plunge with some of the beach’s hottest starring roles in culture

Stuart Husband

24, Jul, 2015 @11:00 AM

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Mots justes: pick the perfect word in a poem
When poets get it right individual words can add volumes of sense to their work. Trying to fill in some of their blanks is a useful lesson in this fine art

Rick Gekoski

20, Feb, 2014 @3:23 PM

Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold

The sea is calm tonight.

The tide is full, the moon lies fair

Upon the Straits; - on the French coast, the light ...

28, Apr, 2007 @10:42 PM

The Dover Bitch: A Criticism of Life by Anthony Hecht

So there stood Matthew Arnold and this girl

With the cliffs of England crumbling away behind them,

And he said to her, "Try to be true to me ...

28, Apr, 2007 @10:42 PM

Look we have coming to Dover!

So various, so beautiful, so new - Matthew Arnold, "Dover Beach"

Daljit Nagra

26, Jul, 2004 @2:49 PM

Oxford starts search for next professor of poetry

The University of Oxford has opened up nominations for its next professor of poetry, who will follow in the footsteps of Matthew Arnold, WH Auden and Seaumus Heaney.

Bernadette McNulty

13, Feb, 2004 @1:31 PM

The last word on clones

Man hath all which Nature hath, but more, And in that More lies all his hopes of good - Matthew Arnold

AC Grayling

01, Dec, 2001 @1:20 AM

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