Who are you and why should I care what you have to say?
I’m Becca, an aspiring academic and sometime literary critic. I worked as assistant literary editor of The New Republic until the magazine’s violent implosion, and I’ve since freelanced for assorted publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Bookforum. (You can read more about me–and peruse more of the articles/reviews I’ve published elsewhere–at my personal website here: http://beccarothfeld.weebly.com/.)
I am not sure why you should care what I have to say, but maybe if you read what I end up writing you’ll find something of merit in it, or at least something interesting enough to bother disputing.