Praise for Mark Rutherford
The exquisite qualities of White's style... are the very ones I would like to have...
His art is made of the renunciation of all false riches. He is apolitical because there is no politics without fraud.
Andre Gide, The Journals of Andre Gide
I do think he is jolly good - so thorough, so sound and so beautiful.
D.H. Lawrence, The Letters of D.H. Lawrence
[The Revolution in Tanner's Lane is] the finest example of modern English prose.
Arnold Bennett, New Statesman, 1923
Thought, deeply pondered, emotional sincerity, vivid descriptive power and critical restraint distinguish the prose of this singular writer.
Cambridge History of English Literature
[The first two books] may yet mark a new era in fiction...they carry so deep a sense of truthfulness to the reader, they are so far in temper from any sort of mere artistry, they are so simply and nobly serious.
William Dean Howells, Harper's New Monthly Magazine, 1886