Arthur Kirsch

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Arthur Kirsch (born 1932) is a literary critic noted for his scholarly writings on Shakespeare, Dryden, and W. H. Auden. He taught for many years at the University of Virginia, where he is now Professor Emeritus.[1]


  • Jacobean Dramatic Perspectives, 1972
  • Dryden's Heroic Drama, 1972
  • The Passions of Shakespeare's Tragic Heroes, 1990
  • Shakespeare and the Experience of Love, 1991
  • W. H. Auden, Lectures on Shakespeare (editor), 2002
  • W. H. Auden, The Sea and the Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare' "The Tempest" (editor), 2005
  • Auden and Christianity, 2005


  1. ^ "UVA English Department Website". Retrieved 22 September 2013.