Saturday, April 22, 2017

The joy of reading …

 “Literature with a Capital L”: On Arthur Krystal’s “This Thing We Call Literature” - Los Angeles Review of Books. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Strictly speaking, Krystal isn’t a critic at all, and he certainly has no theories to peddle. We might think of him as an enthusiastic reader who happens to write. He reminds us of the respect once shown to Dr. Johnson’s notion of the common reader, “uncorrupted with literary prejudices.”

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