Monday, July 16, 2007

And Reading Criticism Can Be a Waste of Time, Too ...

Chronicle Blogs::
... as Rohan Maitzen over at Novel Readings was reminded the other day when she dug into a new book on Victorian literature. The author “describes the book’s project overall as ‘literary criticism that reads itself reading the Victorians.’ I’m sorry, but the thought of reading literary criticism reading itself reading the Victorians is just not appealing. I’m going to go read an actual book instead.”

This can be overdone, but there is something to be said for it.

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