Remember that article on Alice Munro by Christian Lorentzen I posted about a week ago? Here is a response by Kyle Minor. [via Salon]
Christian Lorentzen, an editor at the London Review of Books, used the 3,000 or so words allotted him for a review of “Dear Life,” Alice Munro’s 14th collection of short stories, as an opportunity to correct what he might rightly have identified as a culture of uncritical sainting that now seems to greet each new book Munro publishes. But his means to correction was a vicious and terribly wrongheaded review, an old-fashioned hatchet job that dismisses, ridicules and cynically misreads a career that has quietly thrived for 45 years.