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Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays
224 pages; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Audacious, outrageously erudite, trenchant, and cranky as ever, one of our leading women of letters fixes her steely gaze on the essential role of the critic in witty, absorbing essays that encompass such literary heroes as Saul Bellow, W.H. Auden, and Franz Kafka.