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Critic Charles Finch on Reading Hundreds of Books a Year

For book reviews, for research, and even for fun.

9/29/2020 2:23:00 AM

What exactly is the point of literary criticism? Novelist and critic Charles Finch has some thoughts.

For book reviews, for research, and even for fun.

Episode NotesThis week, host Rumaan Alam talks about the aims of literary criticism with novelist and book critic Charles Finch. In the interview, Charles discusses the impact of platforms like Goodreads (where anyone can be a critic) and explains why it’s so hard for people to make a living writing book reviews. He also talks about how a book’s popularity can affect his response to it and how it’s possible to get burned out from writing too many reviews.

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After the interview, Rumaan and co-host Isaac Butler discuss their relationships to criticism, as people who both write reviews and produce creative work. Read more: Slate »

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