10 Apr 2016

An uncritical critical culture - Iain Sharp

From Standing Room Only, 12:40 pm on 10 April 2016
Critic Iain Sharp.

Critic Iain Sharp. Photo: Supplied

One of the big cliches about this little country of ours is our Tall Poppy Syndrome - the famous Clobbering Machine that reduces our so-called betters to the mundane and ordinary. To which critic Iain Sharp can only say "if only"! He complains that our literary critics tend to be "tame, dull, lazy, cowardly and predictable” and wrote about it for The Spin Off.