The Art of Criticism: Mark Greif on Why He’s “Against Everything”

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January 19, 2017

Every generation has one or two critics with an unparalleled ability to capture the cultural moment they’re living in. Now, that critic may be Mark Greif. He’s one of the founders of the literary magazine n+1, who’s just come out with a new essay collection, “Against Everything.” In this extended interview, he talks with Steve Paulson about reality TV, the rise and fall of hipsters, the tyranny of exercise, and some of his favorite writers, including Susan Sontag and Henry David Thoreau.