February 21, 2009


The New Yorker

Eustace Tilley, American Hero -- With signs that "print" is dying all around us, let us now pause to sing the praises of The New Yorker magazine. Just these past few issues remind me why The New Yorker is, fundamentally, important. Retrospective looks at John Updike, James Baldwin, Susan Sontag and Donald Barthelme. A profile of Ian McEwan. An essay by John McPhee. John Cheever said literature is, “the most serious and exalted dialogue that goes on between mature and well-informed men and women.” The New Yorker is one of the very few places where that dialogue itself is examined.

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