(Stephen Burt, Vivian Gornick, James Wood, Clare Cavanagh, Parul Sehgal) What does it take to change discussion—or start discussion—around a novel, a poem, a play, a career? How to combine instruction with delight? Four leading literary and cultural critics, winners or finalists for the National Book Critic Circle’s awards, discuss the art of writing about books. These winners and finalists differ in background and experience; all represent criticism as a lively, challenging activity, one that can and must find something new to say.

Published Date: May 8, 2013

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