‘A Cracked Criticism’ (2018)

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How do you get to be a literary critic?

Here’s this guy named Wilson dishing out a left-handed compliment to Agatha Christie–on the cover of one of her books, no less.

A Cracked Criticism

Who are these “obviously greater writers” that couldn’t do what Agatha Christie did? I’m sorry to say it, but reading Henry James is a snooze-a-thon and Joyce Carol Oates never figured out how to finish a story. Just to drop two big names: I don’t read much Serious Mainstream Litterature.

Real classics don’t need literary critics to keep them alive. Ask any ten-year-old whose imagination was set on fire by Homer’s Odyssey.

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