The Response Dilemma

By October 11, 2012April 11th, 2014The Chronicle of Higher Education

A while ago, I read an essay about what to do when you’re friends with a writer and you don’t like her work. The essay quoted a playwright who said he would tell a critical friend, “I would prefer that you value my feelings over your opinions.” Clearly he was not an academic, or used to hanging around with one.

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