Who Cares About Literary Likeability?

From the L.A. Times: In a widely circulated interview with Publishers Weekly, writer Claire Messud was asked if she would want to be friends with the protagonist of her new novel, “The Woman Upstairs.” She responded with frustration: “For heaven’s sake, what kind of question is that? Would you want to be friends with Humbert Humbert?” Her… Continue reading Who Cares About Literary Likeability?