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So here we go again! NYT “10 Best Books of 2014”

Something to argue about or totally ignore (NYT) The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. We should be so grateful for this priceless direction. The Times used to have the best readers/critics … Continue reading

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On the Need for Critics, and the Means by which their Field might be Improved

Originally posted on digital didascalia:
In an interview with Nathan Rabin over at the A.V. Club in May of 2007, Louis C.K. remarked with pointed reprobation the distinction between critic and reviewer:  To me, there’s a huge difference between criticism…

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“’Dear Patron:’ A Savage Terrorist Attack on the Weakest Most Vulnerable Members of Western Civilization, Book Critics!”

[NOTE AND BACKGROUNDER: This is a slightly edited version—for reasons of privacy only—of a real  email a colleague of mine received recently.  Identifiers, names, addresses, urls etc. have been X’ed out.  Book Critics (sullied by some recurrent craven disreputable yellow-bellied … Continue reading

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