ON JUDGING BOOKS by Francis Hackett

ON JUDGING BOOKS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A thoughtful consideration of contemporary literature, which surveys the craft of author, critic, reviewer and the reading public levels. It includes actual reviews of the books, of the past few years, and provides a fairly high threshold of critical appraisal and aesthetic judgment. It has a scathing rebuke for commercial publishing and reviewing, for books as merchandising rather than reading. The articles come from the Saturday Review of Literature, the New York Times and the American Scandinavian Review and comprise a carefully evaluative survey of modern writing.

Pub Date: June 19th, 1947
Publisher: John Day