Friday, February 15, 2008

Literary blogs vs the Critics

William Skidelsky examines "an outbreak of agonising about the state of book reviewing" and the role of the literary blogs in the February issue of Prospect magazine:

"A battle for authority is being waged between the printed and the digital word, and this explains both the chippy, combative tone of many bloggers, with their talk of "people power" and it being "our turn now," and the defensiveness of many print journalists."