Criticism is the practice of judging the merits and faults of something or someone in a sometimes negative, sometimes intelligible, (or articulate) way.

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life
A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance
The Science of Storytelling
Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us about Our Past and Future
The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020
Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader's Guide to a More Tranquil Mind
Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature
Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World
Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative
The Hatred of Poetry
TV (THE BOOK): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time
Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf
Pop Song: Adventures in Art & Intimacy
What Tech Calls Thinking: An Inquiry Into the Intellectual Bedrock of Silicon Valley
Literary Theory: An Introduction
The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages
Anatomy of Criticism
Illuminations: Essays and Reflections
Against Interpretation and Other Essays
A Room of One's Own
Ways of Seeing
Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature
Aspects of the Novel
How Fiction Works
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human
How to Read and Why
The ACLU vs. America by Craig OstenACLU the Devil's Advocate by F. LaGard SmithTwilight of Liberty by William A. DonohueWorst Instincts by Wendy KaminerIndefensible by Sam Kastensmidt
Books Critical Of The ACLU
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How Fiction Works by James  WoodThe Art of Fiction by Henry JamesThe Emotion Thesaurus by Angela AckermanStory Genius by Lisa CronThe Dialogue Thesaurus by Dahlia Evans
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Rebecca by Daphne du MaurierTreasure Island by Robert Louis StevensonThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldSecond Reading by Jonathan YardleyThe Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
Jonathan Yardley's Second Readings
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E.A. Bucchianeri
An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

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