James Wood

Book Review/Interview: Talking “Upstate” With Critic James Wood

November 13, 2018
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“I like implication very much; there’s a fiction of implication that I think I’ve championed over the fiction of explication.”

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Book Review: Literary Critic James Wood and the Art of ‘Deep Noticing’

August 7, 2015
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We will always need critics to show us how literature works by revering it rather than interrogating it as if it had committed a crime.

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Book Commentary: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Jonathan Lethem’s Influences

December 16, 2011
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For all of his claims to being a subversive termite, Jonathan Lethem the puffy white elephant appears more often in this collection, trudging down a much safer, much happier road — leave the negativity to the snotty aristocrats.

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