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How Beautiful It Is And How Easily It Can Be Broken: Essays - Daniel Mendelsohn
How Beautiful It Is And How Easily It Can Be Broken: Essays
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061456442 (0061456446)
ASIN: 61456446
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
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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
spocksbro rated it
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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