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The Year’s Work of Reading the Reviewer
By James Gifford
"More and more, I think the praise or condemnation are the least important parts of the book review. Instead I think of its connections, its links, its introduction of an interpretive schema before the reading starts, and its junk pile of interchangeable clippings for administrative and professional uses by authors and presses. These are the review’s real service work."
YWES contributor and chapter editor James Gifford has recently written a blog examining the role of the reviewer and the importance of book reviews generally.
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