Knowledge was clearly the crucial foundation of the judgement to come. The second crucial component in the drama of criticism, the reagent that got you from the knowledge to the judgement, was taste, or sensibility.

A critic’s manifesto.
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I’ve gotta say - The New Yorker never fails to disappoint. Catching up on some reading over the weekend, I stumbled upon this gem on criticism. My favorite bit? The above quote.