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Critics: A Wretched Species?

Two cheers for the critic! Superannuated (perhaps, but still hanging on by a thread), woefully underpaid (most definitely), and charged with the thankless task of drowning other people’s kittens, the critic, says Francis Wheen in a recent Financial Times piece, can still tempt us to risk something different.


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The Zhivago Affair: A Book of the Year, 2014
Newsday, June 22, 2014

The Great War: Books for the Centenary
Newsday, June 15, 2014

Adam Tooze's "The Deluge": A Book of the Year, 2014
The National, May 29, 2014

Check-in Time at the War
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Hell Before Breakfast
The Boston Globe, April 26, 2014

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