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The Next Decade in Book Culture


April 27, 2011 | Greenwich House Music School, Renee Weiler Concert Hall | New York City

With Morris Dickstein, Carsten Jensen, Cynthia Ozick, and Hervé Le Tellier; moderated by Jane Ciabattari


Co-sponsored by National Book Critics Circle

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CLIPS: Jane Ciabattari | Morris Dickstein | Cynthia Ozick | Herve Le Tellier | Discussion

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The critic’s voice indelibly shapes the works we read. But in an age when readers are rapidly migrating to Twitter book clubs, literary web sites, and Amazon reader reviews, how will the critic continue to lead literary conversations? Listen to a conversation about the new power of the book review and the emergence of a unique reader experience in the age of the digital revolution.


• Richard Mason: The erudition and sensitivity on display were fine advertisements for what is being lost as the space devoted to books in the best newspapers diminishes. [More]

• Daniela Gioseffi: All seemed to agree that book culture is changing rapidly and giving way to new electronic technologies, and that the professional critic is dying, drowned out by the phenomenon of the blogosphere. [More]

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