Wednesday, May 24, 2006

NY Times Book Review Fiasco

Re "Best" Fiction Poll.

One can't blame the poll-winning embalmed dinosaurs themselves (Morrison, Updike, Roth, McCarthy, DeLillo-- not a one under 70) for this frank evidence of contemporary American literature's irrelevance. The problem lies with the unimaginative play-by-the-rules young establishment critics who voted for five stale icons of the moderately-above average.

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