The Benefits of Criticism

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Megha Majumdar interviews A. O. Scott for Electric Literature. In addition to discussing Scott’s debut book Better Living Through Criticism, the two explore why criticism matters in a time when American anti-intellectualism “is virtually our civic religion.”


Jake Slovis earned his MFA in Writing from Rutgers University, where he now teaches English Composition. He is a second-generation Argentine American and has spent significant time living and writing in Buenos Aires. He currently resides in Brooklyn. More from this author →