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How to laugh at bad critics

Four out of five literary critics are pitiable creatures, but the fifth is a genius. As writers, we must learn to tell one kind from the other. This workshop reviews reviewers. It looks at examples of honest literary criticism that we can learn from. It also unearths the signs that a critic is being disingenuous, or missing the point, or lacking erudition, or simply copying earlier reviews because they haven’t had time to read the book. We must learn these patterns by analysing reviews of other people’s work, since when it comes to our turn we will be too emotionally involved to remain objective. This workshop, in which you’ll be invited to write reviews of some short texts provided, will lend psychic armour to published and yet-to-be-published writers alike. Please bring: a bad newspaper review of something you thought was great, or a good review of something you thought was vile. (Please try not to fall in hate.)

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