Founded in 2004, The Reading Experience belonged to the first wave of "literary weblogs," participating with other early blogs focused on contemporary writing and publishing in creating a new online presence for serious literary discussion. I continue to maintain the blog (though less regularly) as the publishing medium for more extended reflections on current literary developments, as well as critical essays and longer reviews.
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Beyond the Blurb: On Critics and Criticism
What are the responsibilities of the literary critic? How might readers find value in literary criticism? Part 1 of this book (titled "Critical Issues") establishes the broader perspective from which to regard the literary critic's efforts; Part 2 ("Critical Failures") discusses the flawed strategies of specific critics (including prominent figures such as James Wood and Christopher Hitchens); and Part 3 ("Critical Successes") concludes with a survey of the successful strategies of the most accomplished critics, showing how criticism at its best can contribute meaningfully to the reading experience.
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Experimental Fiction Now
Postmodern Confusions: David Foster Wallace
Satire by Any Other Name: Jonathan Lethem & George Saunders
Perils of the Apocalypse
Innovative Sentences: Gary Lutz & Diane Willians Web Page
Don'ts and Do's I—Conceptualisms 39 epub
Dont's and Do's II--Dynamics of the Page 45 pdf
No Wave: 30 Under 30 Table of Contents
The Art of Disturbance: On the Novels
of James Purdy
A survey of the novels by this unduly neglected American writer, with special attention to the novels of the 1950s and 1960s.
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