Dwight Garner reviews Dwight Macdonald's 'Masscult... →
nyrbclassics: “The late, great literary and social critic Dwight Macdonald (1906-82) was on the receiving end of some of the best literary insults of the 20th century. Gore Vidal said to him, ‘You have nothing to say, only to add.’ Leon Trotsky reportedly declared, ‘Every man has a right to be stupid, but comrade Macdonald abuses the privilege.’ Paul Goodman cracked, ‘Dwight thinks with his...
October 22, 1837: Thoreau Begins His Journal →
nyrbclassics: “What are you doing now?” he* asked. “Do you keep a journal?” So I make my first entry to-day. *The “he” in this first entry is undoubtedly Emerson.
shwardo asked: Hey there. I went to McNally Jackson yesterday for the first time--what a fantastic place! great selection and well organized. I picked up 'Airships' by Barry Hannah, which I've never been able to find in a bookstore before. You all are great. No question to ask. i just wanted to shout that out
And besides selling new books in a climate barely hospitable to them, the store...– Hey! The Village Voice put McNally Jackson Bookbirthers on their Best Of NYC list. (They’re talking about our fancy new Espresso Book Machine, and definitely not the climate in the store, which is v. hospitable to both you and books.) Thanks, The Village Voice.
The first time I read at McNally Jackson, the staff was so cool! They even gave...– Oh, hey, Colson Whitehead sent us a nice little note about us before he’s here on Thursday to communicate to us effectively about zombies and Zone One (which, by the by, is out today).
meaghano asked: I am going to pretend that Eugenides himself asked that Question.
Anonymous asked: w/r/t: The Eugenides reblog how serious/joking is the suggestion that he's a ladyexpert?
Anonymous asked: What are wedding gifts you might buy for two book lovers? (And these particular book lovers have a fondness for Moby-Dick...)