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Why American Book Critics Rarely Do Hatchet Jobs Anymore
Lee Siegel: "[The] dissolution of literary ghettos, where the slaughtering review once reigned, ... [has meant] that serious negative criticism - there had always been the brisk negative newspaper review - could, for the first time, have real-life consequences. Now that authors could make a living from their advances, a withering takedown could be a blow to someone's livelihood." The New Yorker 09/26/13
Posted September 27, 2013 12:51 AM




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