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Critical thinking #1: Adam Kirsch

An interview with literary critic Adam Kirsch

By David Wolf   June 2013


This is the first in a new series of interviews about the art of criticism. More to follow soon.

Adam Kirsch is one of America’s most distinguished literary critics. Still only 37, over the past decade he has written extensively for the New Republic, the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. He is the author of two collections of poetry, a biography of Benjamin Disraeli, and, most recently, Why Trilling…

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