The New Critic – A Call To Clarity

“Now, maybe more than ever, in a cultural desert characterized by the vast, glimmering territory of the Internet, it is important for the critic to write gracefully. If she is going to separate excellent books from those merely posing as excellent, the brilliant from the flashy, the real talent from the hyped… then the critic has one important function: to write well.”

Source: The New York Times 01/02/11