Sunday, April 08, 2007

Not Again, Bill!

Given that it is Easter, I am, frankly, speechless about William Logan's talks-out-of-both-sides-of-his-mouth shiv job on Derek Walcott's Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007), which appears on the cover of today's New York Times Book Review (April 8, 2007).

Not to worry. Teju Cole was taking careful notes.

Check out his response here:

Modal Minority


Blogger Bryan Newbury said...

Had too busy a Sunday (& Monday & Tuesday & surely Wednesday) to get very far with the Walcott review. I do have to hand it to him for being just as much of a... well, a fellow who isn't too nice... to a living respected poet as a dead one. At least the target moves. There were some zingers in the first ten or so paragraphs I did get to.

Reading time was dedicated for once to the magazine as opposed to the Book Review. Great cover story on Il Papa.

8:25 PM  

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