I’m so excited.
Posted May 26, 2008on:
I got an email from Bookforum, helpfully letting me know that their new issue was online, so of course I wasted no time in clicking right over.
The first thing I see are the feature articles in nice big type. Number one is:
Right Makes Might
KEVIN MATTSON on THE CONSERVATIVE TAKEOVER OF AMERICAN POLITICS
To say the least, not exactly what I read Bookforum for, but, okay, whatever, what’s feature number two?
LAWRENCE HILL on CIVIL WAR SLAVE NARRATIVES
Well, this isn’t the most obviously literary topic imaginable, but it could have potential. But no. The essay is far more about history than art.
All right, our final feature:
Fiction and Political Fact
MORRIS DICKSTEIN on POLITICAL NOVELS
I wonder who out there thought that Bookforum readers were interested in New York Review of Books, The Sequel? Or The Poor Man’s Times Literary Supplement?