On Reviews

If, when a reviewer whose taste I trust condemns a book, I feel a certain relief, this is only because so many books are published that it is a relief to think – ‘Well, here, at least, is one I do not have to bother about.’ But had he kept silent, the effect would have been the same.

W.H. Auden, The Dyer’s hand and other Essays, 11.

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