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How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken - Community Reviews back

by Daniel Mendelsohn
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
In light of Goodreads recent policy shift I would like to point out what is said in the essay “Nailed” – “. . the best literary criticism has often been a form of sadistic entertainment” (161).. This book is criticism. At times, it meant be seem mean. At times, you might disagree...
spocksbro rated it 9 years ago
Brilliant!OK, so why put this on your "must read" list? To start, Mendelsohn is a brilliant critic who writes insightfully and without condescension to author, work or audience (reader, movie-goer, etc.). Even when he utterly demolishes his subject, he never descends to snark or gratuitous sniping. ...
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