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Posts Tagged: book critic

Critics vs. Readers

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Critics don’t seem to like Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, but that hasn’t stopped readers from buying more than a million copies of the novel. Vanity Fair poses the question: but is it art? The New Republic suggests this kind of criticism is infantile. Meanwhile, Flavorwire’s Jason Diamond thinks a bigger problem is the disconnect between critics and readers: […]

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A Portrait of Bernard Cooper

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In a recent post at the LA Times, book critic David L. Ulin writes about Bernard Cooper’s forthcoming memoir, “My Avant-Garde Education.” Ulin also gives a remarkable portrait of Cooper as an artist. If you don’t think that’s radical, you might want to think again. Along with Waldie, Wanda Coleman, Susan Straight, Eloise Klein Healy and […]

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