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Book Review: A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, by Eimear McBride
July 7, 2013 | 10:00 am

A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing Eimear McBride’s first novel, "A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing," published as both a print volume and an e-book by tiny UK independent Galley Beggar Press, comes garlanded with rapturous reviews. Writing in the Times Literary Supplement, David Collard professed himself: "seduced by the beautiful syncopations of McBride’s prose as she charts her unnamed narrator’s development from infancy to the age of twenty." Was I seduced? Well, the "surface oddness" of McBride's prose identified by Collard does not really seem so odd in the context of that long modern Irish stream-of-consciousness tradition running from James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a...

Book Bloggers: Are they killing lit criticism, or saving it?
September 29, 2012 | 11:48 am

Fighting over computer keyboardEarlier this week, the Chair of this year's Man Booker prize judges, Peter Stothard, made headlines when he suggested that the overabundance of book bloggers today "is drowning out serious criticism, to the detriment of literature," according to an article in the Guardian. From the article: "Although Peter Stothard, who is editor of the Times Literary Supplement, is a blogger himself – and praises literary websites such as the Complete Review – he expressed fears that the burgeoning amount of online opinion about books could be damaging to the future of writing. "'If the mass of unargued opinion chokes off literary critics ... then literature will be the lesser for...

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