Anonymous book reviews don't foster our literary culture

Jane Messer

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Abstract

The Saturday Paper publishes anonymous book reviews and, occasionally, reviews by identified critics. That anonymity was a much-discussed feature when the paper launched in March, and the debate continues. Certainly, in running such reviews, the paper sacrifices a critical point of difference between mainstream media and the online world of trolls and fandom avatars.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014

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Keywords

  • literature
  • books
  • Australian literature
  • The Saturday Paper
  • criticism

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