‘Literary criticism has degenerated’

Staff Reporter

Thrissur: Poet Yusefali Kecheri has said that literary criticism in Malayalam has degenerated into lies and falsehood.

He was addressing a meeting to release ‘Sahitya Vimarsham’, a literary journal edited by C.K. Anandan Pillai, here on Sunday.

“Interesting pieces of literary criticism are hard to come by. Most of the pieces contain fulsome praise. It shows the creative drought in the field of literary criticism. I feel the same about contemporary Malayalam poetry. Whether they are written in metre or not, poems should be worthy of recitation,” he said.

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