A.O. Scott with Vinson Cunningham

Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Tuesday, February 7, 7:30 PM
Paperback launch: A. O. Scott presents Better Living through Criticism
In conversation with Vinson Cunningham


What is the point of criticism? What are critics good for? For New York Times film critic (and our PLG neighbor) A. O. Scott, these questions provide rich grounds for a thoughtful, beguiling, and expansive exploration of the role of criticism in the human experience. Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth, now available in paperback, is less a defense of the status of professional critics, than an examination of criticism as a universal, intellectual, and creative undertaking. With great wit and insight, Scott shows how a passionate, skeptical engagement with art in all forms can help give meaning and direction to our lives. In a starred review, Publisher’s Weekly called the book, “A necessary work that may enter the canon of great criticism.” New Yorker writer Vinson Cunningham joins Scott for a conversation on art and the intellectual responses it demands.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 7:30pm

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632 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143109976
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 7th, 2017

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