Why am I willing to read The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, parts of The Waste Land and The Four Quartets again and again but not likely to go through Ulysses one more time? I don’t know. Maybe that’s why I can’t be a critic though I love books.
Not everyone wants to or can be a critic though they may write about books.
Bloggers writing about books will harm literature, says Peter Stothard.
It is the critics who should be writing about books, says the editor of the Times Literary Supplement.
Stothard, who blogs about books himself, told the Independent: “There is a widespread sense in the UK, as well as America, that traditional, confident criticism, based on argument and telling people whether the book is any good, is in decline. Quite unnecessarily.”Continue Reading