Item description for A Book of Common Praise by Robert Boyers...
Miniature critical essays on contemporary poets and fiction writers. Originally written as introductions to public readings, these essays are unabashedly celebratory, a welcome relief from the usual critical fare. As a critic, Boyers has been praised by such literary giants as Harold Bloom and John Bayley.
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More About Robert Boyers
Robert Boyers is professor of English at Skidmore College and founder and editor of the quarterly Salmagundi. He is also director of The New York State Summer Writers Institute. His many books include The Dictator's Dictation: The Politics of Novels and Novelists and a volume of short stories entitled Excitable Women, Damaged Men. His essays have appeared in Harper's, the New Republic, the Nation, Granta, the Yale Review, and many other magazines.
Robert Boyers has an academic affiliation as follows - Skidmore College.