Inducing Crouch to slap it in a restaurant: n + 1

The New York Sun reports that the first issue of n+1, which I mentioned on Monday, is “engaged in demolition, and a buoyant literary pugilism pervades throughout.” The excellent Sam Lipsyte offers this succinct evaluation: “I think it’s the kind of magazine that Stanley Crouch would want to slap in a restaurant.”

And, at Slate, Ben Williams says, “The mag’s design is modeled on the Partisan Review, but its attempt to historicize snark is more refreshing than Sven Birkerts’ recent yearnings for the golden age of that magazine.” (Via Bookninja and The Elegant Variation, respectively.)


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