Literary Fashion Update

Writing for American Heritage, Jay Parini declares Saul Bellow overrated. Bernard Malamud? Underrated.

V S Naipaul, announcing his intention to retire from writing, says that the “novel is almost over.” (This statement has generated a bevy of apocalyptic headlines.)

And, according to Slate, ponchos are out.

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American Heritage link via The Reading Experience. Outlook India link via Tingle Alley.


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