The article considers the kind of criticism, publicity and 'hype' that surrounds literary rather than genre books, in particular the tendency to create the impression that a book has already sold a huge number of copies and is already at the centre of everyone's attention in order to get readers to buy more. It compares the numer of articles written about works by Knaussgaard and Salman Rushdie and compares them with actual sales of the books provided professionally to bookselllers, finding that sales are in fact remarkably low compared with the impression that is being given. It looks in particular at the figure of the critic as 'kingmaker' and the special kind of delirium this leads to.
|Titolo:||Raise Your Hands if You've Read Knaussgaard|
|Rivista:||NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||19-lug-2014|
|Citazione:||Raise Your Hands if You've Read Knaussgaard, 2014-07-19.|
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