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Critical thinking #3: Dwight Garner

An interview with the literary critic Dwight Garner

By David Wolf  

Dwight Garner: “I want my reviews to sound like I’m talking to a close, literate friend. I want to be direct, and I want to make fine distinctions, and when appropriate I want to be funny. Humour is undervalued in criticism.”

This is the third in a new series of interviews about the art of criticism (to read the first, with Adam Kirsch, click here and the second, with Ruth Franklin, click here). More to follow soon.

Dwight Garner is a book critic for the…

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