No judgment : essays / Lauren Oyler.
Book | HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers | 2024 | First edition.
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First edition.
275 pages ; 24 cm
"In her writing for Harper's, the London Review of Books, The New Yorker, and elsewhere, Lauren Oyler has emerged as one of the most trenchant and influential critics of her generation, a talent whose judgments on works of literature--whether celebratory or scarily harsh--have become notorious. But what is the significance of being a critic and consumer of media in today's fraught environment? How do we understand ourselves, and each other, as space between the individual and the world seems to get smaller and smaller, and our opinions on books and movies seem to represent something essential about our souls? And to put it bluntly, why should you care what she--or anyone--thinks? In this, her first collection of essays, Oyler writes ... about topics like the role of gossip in our exponentially communicative society, the rise and proliferation of autofiction, why we're all so 'vulnerable' these days, and her own anxiety"
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-272).
Introduction: On revenge -- Embarrassment, panic, opprobrium, job loss, etc. -- My perfect opinions -- Why do you live here? -- I am the one who is sitting here, for hours and hours and hours -- The power of vulnerability -- My anxiety -- TK Kicker.
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