Critical Notes

Roundup: Three Rules for Reviewers, Allan Peterson, more

By Mark Athitakis

You may already know about John Updike’s six rules for reviewers, but Slate poetry editor Robert Pinsky finds a list of just three handy rules, and discusses them in the context of the review that allegedly killed John Keats.

Stephen Burt reviews poet Allan Peterson’s new collection, As Much As, for the Boston Review.

Jan Gardner considers two new books on explorer Everett Reuss in the Boston Globe.

Michael Lindgren reviews criticism collections by Robert Gottlieb, Sandra M. Gilbert, and Harold Bloom in the Washington Post.

Adam Kirsch reviews Lea Goldberg’s 1946 novel, And This Is the Light, newly translated into English, for Tablet.

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