Thursday, February 08, 2007

An essay on criticism

The last page of the New York Times Book Review always features an essay on some, uh, book related topic. It allows writers to let their muse free as they muse upon some topic. Sometimes it reads more like a blog entry than a literary essay. In the February 4th edition the editor, Sam Tananhaus, reflects on the futility of reviewing a truly great writer.

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