“The serious critic ultimately loves his subject more than he loves his reader”

August 30, 2012

Though everyone is tired of the online critics are too nice/ do critics even matter debate cropping up everywhere as of late, Daniel Mendelsohn’sCritic’s Manifesto” may be the best thing to come out of the conversation yet: a clear formulation of what it means to be a critic and why that matters.

is an intern for The Millions. He is currently studying English and Russian at Columbia University.

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