Terry Eagleton's newest book tries to combine serious literary criticism with a refined form of Marxism—the result is an unstable compound.
"I always resisted cheap political fixes and utopian rhetoric. I adore John Lennon but 'Imagine' is a dreadful embarrassment—like Auden’s poem, 'Spain.'"
Critic and novelist Lee Oser teaches English at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. His most recent works are Christian Humanism in Shakespeare: A Study in Religion and Literature (Catholic University of America Press, 2022) and Old Enemies: A Satire, forthcoming later this year with Senex Press.