Who Gets to Review?

April 11, 2015 | 1 book mentioned

“The best critics do more than explain why they liked or didn’t like a book; they try to understand books, and show other readers, by example, how to read and think about those books. Specialized expertise can work in service of that goal, but is probably not as important as a willingness to attempt to be a work’s most thoughtful reader.” Elisa Gabbert writes for Electric Literature about who gets to translate and review works and takes Kazuo Ishiguro‘s latest novel, The Buried Giant (which we reviewed here), as a case study.

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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