Elif Batuman

Arts Commentary: With Friends Like These — The New York Times Explains Why Criticism Matters

January 13, 2011
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The important question the NYTBR Editors fail to ask is whether the traditional definition and values of literary criticism will survive in an age of ebooks and iPads. Is there a primal appetite for criticism? (Edith Wharton says there is, and I believe her.) How will the Internet shape our innate desire to compare, judge,…

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