Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem is the author of eight novels, the most recent of which is Chronic City, and a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Review of Books. The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc., from which the above essay is taken, is published by Doubleday.



My Disappointment Critic

I hadn’t realized until Wood was off my pedestal that I’d built one. That I’d sunk stock in the myth of a great critic....

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