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A response to Jonathan Kramnick’s Criticism and Truth
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Louise Glück’s Late Style

The fabular turn in the poet’s last three books
Teju Cole

I, Too, Am John Clare

Becoming a different kind of postcolonial writer
Amit Chaudhuri

Writing for the Reader

A response to Jonathan Kramnick’s Criticism and Truth
Paul Saint-Amour

The Real World of Reading

A response to Jonathan Kramnick’s Criticism and Truth
Ankhi Mukherjee

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Jean Stein’s Rolodex

The legendary editor’s social genius
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Alice Notley’s Disobedience

The shape-shifting voice that changed American poetry
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Critical Navel-Gazing

If criticism is in crisis, it’s not the critic’s problem
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A Reviewer’s Life

The material constraints of writing criticism today
Christine Smallwood

Poetically Speaking

A new book makes the case for bewilderment as a critical virtue
Brian Dillon

Has something been lost over the past twenty years—or does criticism still thrive? What do we do when we talk about art? Have the ways we evaluate books changed? And perhaps most important of all: What do we need from criticism?

Meghan O'Rourke An Introduction to Our Criticism Issue

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