The essays collected in «The Uses of Criticism», some of them individually and all of them in balance, investigate from a variety of standpoints the theoretical and educational assumptions which inform on or can be inferred from the institutional and social use of literature and interpretation. The following authors have contributed to this collection of essays: D.H. Green, D.G. Mowatt, Sheila Delaney, Trevor Eaton, Götz Wienold, P.D. Juhl, A.P. Foulkes, Donald Davie, F.M. Kuna, Derek Robbins, Lillian S. Robinson, Jerold Wikoff, Hugh Sacker, and Jean Franco.