Friday, March 31, 2006

The utility of criticism ...

... and critics. Patrick Kurp on The Useful Critic. (Hat tip again to Dave Lull.)

I should note that it was reading Alfred Kazin when I was a teenager (was I strange or what?) that made me want to do what I have ended up doing - write about books. Kazin simply made one feel that reading and writing were profoundly civilizing and life-enhancing activities.

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