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Prospect online this week: the fight for James Wood’s crown

By Tom Chatfield  

A tempting critical target…

In our web-exclusive article this week, writer and critic Daniel Miller looks at the glittering career of arch-critic James Wood and asks whether his work—which for almost a decade has set the tone of the debate surrounding contemporary fiction in the US and Britain—may be falling from its ascendancy in the face of a rising enthusiasm for less realist and more experimental forms. Wood is one of the few really big beasts left in the critical jungle, and this has always…

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