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Better Living Through Criticism free pdf The "New York Times "film critic shows why we need criticism now more than everFew could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in "Better Living Through Criticism" is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating insight and warm humor, Scott shows that while individual critics--himself included--can make mistakes and find flaws where they shouldn't, criticism as a discipline is one of the noblest, most creative, and urgent activities of modern existence.Using his own film criticism as a starting point--everything from his infamous dismissal of the international blockbuster "The Avengers" to his intense affection for Pixar's animinated "Ratatouille"--Scott expands outward, easily guiding readers through the complexities of Rilke and Shelley, the origins of Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones, the power of Marina Abramovich and 'Ode on a Grecian Urn.' Drawing on the long tradition of criticism from Aristotle to Susan Sontag, Scott shows that real criticism was and always will be the breath of fresh air that allows true creativity to thrive. "The time for criticism is always now," Scott explains, "because the imperative to think clearly, to insist on the necessary balance of reason and passion, never goes away."

About A O Scott

A. O. Scott joined "The New York Times" as a film critic in January 2000. Previously, Mr. Scott was a Sunday book reviewer for "Newsday" and a frequent contributor to "Slate," "The New York Review of Books," and many other publications. He has served on the editorial staffs of "Lingua Franca" and "The New York Review of Books." In addition to his film-reviewing duties, Mr. Scott often writes for the "Times Magazine" and the "Book Review." He lives with his family in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Author : A O Scott
Publisher : Penguin Press
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ISBN : 1594204837
EAN : 9781594204838
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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