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New York Times Book ReviewKrystal makes a vigorous case for the virtues of old-fashioned literary criticism, twitting the navel gazers of "creative nonfiction," which he dismisses as just a fancy word for memoir. . . Krystal ranges widely, taking on subjects ranging from the typewriter to boxing, and he's not afraid of weighty topics: he slogs through the notebooks of Paul Valéry, ponders different theories of beauty and offers a defense of the seven deadly sins.