53: Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste

If a book has good qualities A, B and C, but has been wildly lauded for its bad qualities X, Y and Z, is it still okay to like it? If you scratch a Bourdieuvian disenchanter, will you find a Victorian self-improver?

The Sometime Seminar discusses Carl Wilson’s popular book on Céline Dion and taste, Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste (first published 2007, expanded edition 2014 under the subtitle Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste).

Supplemental links: Evan Kindley reviews the second edition for Public Books; Ian Crouch in The New Yorker says “reading Carl Wilson’s “Let’s Talk About Love” could make you a better person”

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