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  •  Not sure what you mean, 3CM: (3+ / 0-)

    Negative reviews when it opened, yes, Tommasini makes that quite clear.

    But I'm not sure what you mean by this:

    Granted, it is always fun to write harshly critical reviews, especially given the low regard in which critics are held (until they like your stuff, of course).
    I think there's a clause or phrase missing between the start and end of that.

    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 12:45:40 AM PDT

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    •  well, it's just that everybody likes to...... (3+ / 0-)
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      shari, Youffraita, RiveroftheWest

      .....ridicule critics as frustrated types who can't create their own original works, and so go around ignorantly trashing the work of "real artists".  There are lots of harsh/snarky remarks by artists of all types about critics over the years.  The catch is that w/o critics to review works, there are then no records of premieres or what people thought at the time, apart from artsy types like Harry Graf Kessler in the late 19th and first part of the 20th centuries who kept diaries.

      "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

      by chingchongchinaman on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 09:33:19 AM PDT

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