Monday Morning Magazine Reading
December 17, 2007
The New Yorker rolls out a generous end-of the-year issue, with stories by Junot Diaz, Anne Enright, and Jhumpa Lahiri (not online), plus a John Lahr piece about Harold Pinter and "The Homecoming," and two poems by the late Grace Paley: "One Day" and "Suddenly There's Poughkeepsie." Caleb Crain opines on the dismal NEA reading report and other relevant matters in "Twilight of the Books."
Ooh, I can't wait to go home and open my mailbox!!!!
Posted by: literary safari | December 17, 2007 at 02:43 PM
Ooh, thanks for all the juicy-good links.
Posted by: Jules | December 17, 2007 at 03:50 PM
You're welcome, L.S. and Jules! I'm looking forward to the issue's arrival here, too. I want to read all of those pieces in print--especially the one on reading, which is fairly long. If you poke around the New Yorker site, you'll see there are several associated podcasts, too, including John Lahr talking about Pinter.
Posted by: Susan T. | December 17, 2007 at 04:21 PM
Oh -- and I'm just now getting around to saying thank you for the Paley poems!! THANK YOU!
Posted by: TadMack | December 21, 2007 at 01:27 PM
You're so welcome. I love the title "Suddenly There's Poughkeepsie," don't you?
Posted by: Susan T. | December 21, 2007 at 01:49 PM