In Why Literary Criticism Still Matters at Virginia Quarterly Review, Bethanne Patrick begins asking some important questions to which we’re paying too little attention these days.
Think of literary criticism as a round robin of matches being played on the outer courts of the big tournament at Wimbledon. The industry! the industry! is fixated on its Centre Court melodrama. While we watch traditional major players slip and slide, fall on their grass and suffer mortifying injuries, we aren’t focused on what’s happening to literary criticism.
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