A Critic’s Manifesto (Daniel Mendelsohn)

The bright but abrogating review does it’s own sort of reverence to artists: grave artists, in writer, Daniel Mendelsohn, “want only to be reviewed intelligently, rather than showered with vacuous raves—not least, because serious artists learn from serious reviews.” His veridicality in this vulnerability is endearing and disarms him right away; he soon after perseveres […]