article posted Feb 2, 09:24
There’s a lot to say about the situation of reviewing and literary criticism these days, but it is especially nice to see the points Catton raises here made so clearly. Her discussion of what elitism actually means is a healthy correction to the too-often sloppy way so many terms get thrown around in contemporary discourse, and her point about consumer culture in this context is interesting as well.
I’m surprised I didn’t come across this when it was first published, but I am still happy to share it with you now. It is certainly worth a look .