Reports of the Critic’s death have been greatly exaggerated Contrary to what the title of Ronan McDonald’s new book may tell you, the critic is not dead. He’s alive and crowing on the Internet. Today we can get all the criticism ever voiced in history, … Continue readingBook Review: The Death of the Critic
First appeared in Escape Into Life What the Web 2.0 revolution is really delivering is superficial observations of the world around us rather than deep analysis, shrill opinion rather than considered judgment. The information business is being transformed by the Internet into the sheer noise … Continue readingAmateurism, the Internet and Literary Criticism
First appeared in The Guardian A good drubbing, particularly when it’s available for further discussion in the blogosphere, helps keep us engaged with important debates The internet is a wondrous place where news, even if it isn’t great literature, stays news; a place to access … Continue readingWhat’s the good of bad reviews?