Review: Anthony Domestico on Lauren Oyler

For as long as book reviews have existed, there have been complaints about their tendency to declare chaff wheat and wheat very manna from heaven. In 1959, Elizabeth Hardwick wrote, “A genius may indeed go to his grave unread, but he will hardly have gone to it unpraised.” Hardwick didn’t solve reviewing’s praise problem. In 2019, Christian Lorentzen st…

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