Granite and Rainbow
The Hogarth Press, London | 1958
Hardcover. 240 pp. 8.75” x 5.75”. First edition. Dust jacket shows some wear (see photos). Tight binding. Clean text. Pages show some age-toning. Dust jacket has been wrapped in a plastic cover and book will shipped promptly, with care.
Far the greater number of critics turn their backs upon the present and gaze steadily into the past. Wisely, no doubt, they make no comment upon what is actually written at the moment; they leave that duty to the race of reviewers whose very title seems to imply transiency in themselves and in the objects they survey, But one has sometimes asked oneself, must the duty of the critic always be to the past, must his gaze always be fixed backward?