Linh Dinh on Italian blogs

Thanks to Linh Dinh, who writes a quick but sharp portrait of the situation of lit blogs in Italy: here in International Exchange for Poetic Invention.

It’s a “cursory view” – he says. But it also suggests an interesting comparison between .it blogs and .us ones, focused on the dominant role of criticism in American sites, whereas the Italian webpages seem to be basically laboratories, and places of/for creative attempts.

[ I add a footnote to say that serious criticism is quite absent from l(.it)blogs; and it seems to me that when it sometimes  appears it punctually lacks either method and brilliance and wit = taste for (and power of) comparison --and this also reflects a sad general crisis in the academic world, maybe ]