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The True Function and Value of Criticism
THE TRUE FUNCTION AND VALUE OF CRITICISM: WITH SOME REMARKS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF DOING NOTHING: A DIALOGUE. OSCAR WILDE, JULY/SEPT. 1890.
This ebook contains the critical essay 'The True Function and Value of Criticism' by Oscar Wilde. The argument is presented as a dialogue showing the conversation between thw two named speakers, Gilbert and Ernest. Ernest suggests ideas for Gilbert to reject, with the aim of removing the distinction between fine art and criticism cherished by artists and critics such as Matthew Arnold.