The Chronicle Review

Book Angst

Even well-known authors can view their books askance

Brian Taylor for The Chronicle Review

May 22, 2012 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Scholarly books seem planned, rational productions, but they are often ad hoc, arising accidentally and not always going according to design. They also induce mixed reactions from their authors, who can feel very different about them than readers do...

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