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This tag is intentionally inclusive; it encompasses reviewers for periodicals and newspapers, as well as writers of book-length works of criticism (whether popular or academic in nature). Henry Seidel Canby wrote of reviewers in the October 1921 issue of The Bookman, “We divide them invidiously into hack reviewers and critics, forgetting that the hack is just a reviewer overworked, and a critic a reviewer with leisure to perform real criticism. A good hack is more useful than a poor critic, and both belong to the same profession as surely as William Shakespeare and the author of a Broadway ‘show.’” Though some of the writers included under this tag wrote criticism to earn money and supplement their creative output, others made it their principal profession. The majority included here wrote on literature, though some also wrote on theater, film, or the visual arts.
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"Thirty Books Suggested for Summer Reading" in The Greenwich Villager, 1921