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Critical thinking #4: Daniel Mendelsohn

An interview with the author, essayist and critic Daniel Mendelsohn

By David Wolf  


This is part of an ongoing series of interviews about the art of criticism. More to follow soon.

Daniel Mendelsohn has been hailed by the New York Times as “our most irresistible literary critic.” His essays, reviews and articles appear in many publications, most frequently in the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and the…

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