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Book Debate

Where to Start With a New Author?

Picking up a book by an author you’ve never encountered before can be a bit daunting. As a fresh reader you face, all over again, the challenges of adjusting to a new voice, style, and subject matter (or at least, variations on...
Literary Taste
Literary Taste
Literary Taste

What to read? (Part 3) A Matter of Taste

What is literary taste, and how does one develop it? If the question of like / don’t like is insufficient, what other considerations come into play? My guru in this matter is little-read English novelist Arnold Bennett, whose L...