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A.O. Scott's Better Living Through Criticism – Riot Material
How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth Reviewed by Edward Mendelson An extract from “What Is the Critic’s Job?” in the September 28th issue of The New York Review of Books. In his review, Mendelson also addresses two other critical works: This Thing We Call Literature, by Arthur Krystal, and Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in …