critic watch: LESSONS FROM THE MASTERS

14/05/2012 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

I happened upon this excellent piece from Clive James in The Atlantic today; looking at the work of essayist Dwight MacDonald, examining his flair for language on a granular level.  Fascinating for anyone with an interest in just how high this quasi-artform can get in the hands of writers at their best.  It charts the shift in the role of the critic and the gradual freedoms in formal and colloquial language in criticism that we most probably take for granted in the digital age.  But this is how it began.  Well worth a looksee.

STYLE IS THE MAN: Dwight Macdonald shows us that only a great writer can be a great critic. By Clive James.

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