He may have set his career path by thrashing out the minutiae of Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost, but, Fish has remained at the top of his game by critiquing the academy itself. No one is safe from his penetrating critical gaze. And that means he has a lot of people critiquing him back.
Seriously. We dare you to read his New York Times column and not have a bone to pick with him. He'll be looking forward to hearing from you!