Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tough guy ...

... Samurai Critic. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

“A critic who does his job,” Logan observes, “must be a good hater if he’s to be a good lover, because if he likes everything he reads he likes nothing well enough.”

He must also be a good reader, able to explain what it is in the work he does not like that causes it to come up short. He must also be able to explain, using the evidence of the work that he likes, why he likes it.

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