James Huneker

American music critic

James Gibbons Huneker (31 January 18579 February 1921) was an American music writer and critic. Huneker was one of the first to write of Gauguin, Ibsen, Wagner, Nietzsche, France, van Gogh, and George Moore.


  • Great art is an instant arrested in eternity.
    • The Pathos of Distance (1915), p. 120
  • He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
    • The Pathos of Distance (1915), p. 257

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