Friday, November 29, 2019

Apologia pro vita sua …

… Critics & criticism by John Simon | The New Criterion. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Criticism should also be comprehensible, which is to say not written by Frenchmen with esoteric theories and befuddling jargon. And it should not present itself as written on Mosaic tablets by the likes of Harold Bloom. Above all, it should not be the voice of a publisher or editor or anybody else, but independently the critic’s own.

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