Mead’s Advice? Read More SF.
Wear cheap ties, shop Walmart, and read lots of science fiction. Follow this advice, friends, and you are sure to go far. I like it.
The Wall Street Journal has hired a former Atlantic editor to broaden it’s book review coverage. I wouldn’t mind getting in on this.
Are British Authors Overrated?
Yes, says former Oxford professor Gabriel Josipovici. The fact that such writers had won so many awards was “a mystery”, Josipovici told the Guardian. He added: “It’s an ill-educated public being fed by the media – ‘This is what great art is’ – and they lap it up.” It is a view apparently now shared… Continue reading Are British Authors Overrated?
Frank Kermode RIP
Anything he wrote was well worth reading, more than once. Prominent in literary criticism since the 1950s, Kermode held “virtually every endowed chair worth having in the British Isles”, according to his former colleague John Sutherland, from King Edward VII professor of English literature at Cambridge to Lord Northcliffe professor of modern English literature at… Continue reading Frank Kermode RIP