John Judis says that the Israel lobby compelled Truman to decide on partition in Palestine. Joseph Dorman in the New York Times says that the incompatibility of Arabs and Jews produced the measure. An important argument, and one the Times handles fairly for once.
The New York Times Book Review has a solid Q & A that Daniel Sandstrom conducted with Philip Roth (The Plot Against America, etc.) for Svenska Dagblade, My Life as a Writer.
Today, in the New York Times Book Review, Barry Gewen (an editor at the Review) reviews Not I: Memoirs of a German Childhood by Joachim Fest. This book tells the remarkable story of Fest's father--Johannes Fest--who was one of the few...Show More Summary
If you want to learn about wine… like really learn about wine, you might think a mammoth tome like The New York Times Book of Wine would be a good place to start. Sure sounds legit. Alas, TNYTBOW is not that kind of … Continue readi...
VIDA Women in Literary Arts VIDA’s annual count of gender diversity at literary outlets has a little good news: Paris Review is the organization’s “most improved this year,” and The New York Times Book Review has moved the needle, … Read more
In her book review at the Los Angeles Times, Carolyn Kellogg considers a new book published by renegade literary outlet, N+1, ruminating on the difference between living in New York and attending an MFA Creative Writing program. Well, we might see you there—fashionably late, of course. From Jacket Copy– You’re invited to a party. It’s [...]
Gender Disparity In Book Reviewing and Related Occupations The New York Times’ Julie Bosman reports on VIDA’s annual survey of book reviews appearing in leading publications. VIDA: Women in Literary Arts reports that these reviews are overwhelmingly written by men. Ms. Bosman reports that Ruth Franklin at the New … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors
Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) is unstoppable. After becoming a #1 New York Times bestselling author last year with the publication of her first book, Drinking & Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders (which I reviewed here), the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is back to do it all over again. This past week, Glanville published DrinkingMORE
Famed art critic, Holland Cotter, reviews the new Marianne Moore biography, Holding on Upside Down, by Linda Leavell, at New York Times. This book looks so good, can’t wait to read it! Half a century or so ago, when literate Americans still read poetry or thought they should, everyone knew about Marianne Moore, the white-haired, [...]
At the end of his short encomium to Mandela in The New York Review of Books, "On Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)," J.M. Coetzee writes, "He was, and by the time of his death was universally held to be, a great man; he may well be the last...Show More Summary
by SB Sarah It's February so guess what that means. ALL THE ROMANCE IN LOTS OF THE PLACES! Ready for links? First up: LISTS! LOTS OF EM! Sarah MacLean is in the New York Times talking about romance in the Book Review section. (ThoseShow More Summary
As Suw Charman-Anderson wrote in her article, “New York Times Reviews Self-Published Book” on Forbes.com, “If there’s one thing every self-published author yearns for, it’s to be reviewed alongside traditionally published books. ” While she goes on to say that “for most that’s a dream that is unlikely to come true,” that just may be […]
by Awl Sponsors Anthony Marra’s debut novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena was an instant New York Times bestseller and was named one of the Best Books of 2013 by dozens of booksellers and book reviews, including Amazon, Barnes &...Show More Summary
What does the New York Times Book Review have to say about Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld's new book?
The New York Times Book Review has instituted a new feature recently, in which they pose a question to a pair of writer-critics. Generally the answers are constrained by the word-limits imposed by the newspaper-article format and pervasive historical nearsightedness.… Continue reading ?
I wanted to dismiss the essay dissing aging heroines in the Jan. 26 New York Times Book Review even though it was written by none other than Fay Weldon, one of my favorite novelists. Titled "Writer of a Certain Age," Weldon says, inShow More Summary
The New York Times has appended a 114-word correction to Janet Maslin’s viciously obtuse review of Gabriel Sherman’s biography of Fox News boss Roger Ailes. It’s almost as if someone else read the book for her. Read more...
Scott Stossel talks about his new memoir, and Rebecca Mead discusses "My Life in Middlemarch."
Q: The New York Times Book Review says former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates “is naming names” in his new memoir. I’ve always thought that to “name names” is strangely redundant, but you hear it all the time. Does anyone question it nowadays? A: Is the verb phrase “name names” redundant? No, though... ? Read More: On naming names
The New York Times made room for a second book review of the Gabriel Sherman unauthorized biography of Fox News founder Roger Ailes. This one, by Janet Maslin and published in this morning’s paper, is not as glowing as the one from Jacob...Show More Summary