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Trevor Quirk

Trevor Quirk has written for Harper’s, the New Republic, Five Dials, Texas Monthly, Boston Review and other publications. He holds a graduate degree in science journalism from Boston University. 

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<em>Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers In Postwar America</em>. By Merve Emre. Chicago, 2017. 304p. PB, $27.50.</p>

A Literature Worth Loathing (print only)

Spring 2018 | Criticism

  In his newly translated book, The Hatred of Literature, critic William Marx argues that celebrated minds like Heraclitus and Rousseau became utter lightweights when reading literature. Their insults, like all insults against the art form, wer [...]

<i>Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books</i> by Wendy Lesser. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Hardcover, 240p.

The Criticism of Exhaustion

March 31, 2014 | Criticism

Two centuries ago it would have been reflex to name the dominant novelist or poet of your generation; eclectics might’ve named a few. Today that’s not so easy. Who are the children of postmodernism? The paragons of millennial literature? Dozens o [...]