Beyond the Blurb: On Critics and Criticism. Published by Cow Eye Press

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Bravo Dan! I couldn't agree more. the extent of the aggression against litblogging is extraordinary, and can only be explained by fear of its potential.

Robert Nagle

the great thing about litblogging is that it really no longer matters where you live or what university you teach at or what publication you freelance for. Because a webpage is a webpage (and in fact a small litblog is unlikely to be cluttered with ads and such).

wow, sorrentino was a new yorker. I never knew that (since he taught at stanford, I assumed he was a californian). that is irony. I keep meaning to get around to reading him.

Robert Nagle

The underlying question: are paid critics in the positions they are in because they happen to be excellent critics or simply because they've mastered the art of cultivating relationships with editors and publications?

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