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Finding a New Direction for Criticism
Yesterday’s ALR in the Australian, ran an article on the state of Australian criticism by Geordie Williamson calling for a return to old-style reviewing and scholarship.
Williamson has a hit list of what to keep from critical theory (“Greater circumspection in making broad or universalist claims” and “A healthy suspicion of fixed literary canons”) as well aspects to throw out notably “a disregard…
Something Fishy in Guardian’s Best Cookbooks
The Observer announced its top ten cook books on Sunday creating a stir in culinary circles.
Many of the big names missed out. Our Stephanie Alexander came in at 31 with her cooking bible, The Cook’s Companion, and relative newcomers like Jamie Oliver only got a single mention at 15 for Jamie’s Italy. Even Nigella barely scraped in at 42.
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No Relation: The Impact, Imitators and Legacy of David Foster Wallace
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