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Monday, June 25, 2007

Sunday NYT Addict

posted by on June 25 at 8:07 AM

Literary snacks:

Tina Brown calls critic/novelist Rebecca West a Grand Old Trout. This is in Brown’s review of Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Portraits of Married Life in London Literary Circles, 1910-1939. West and H.G. Wells weren’t married—he was married to someone else, actually—but nevertheless they had a kid together, a kid West thought of as “a maddening impediment to literary output.” (Not mentioned: West and Wells met and fell in love—he was 46, she was 20—when “he sought her out after she attacked his novel Marriage, denouncing him as ‘the Old Maid among novelists.’”)

F. Scott Fitzgerald used to throw Venetian wine goblets out the window. And eat hundred-dollar bills.

According to a solar system-themed graphic of Jewish writers, Myla Goldberg is the planet Mercury, Nicole Krauss is Venus, Jonathan Safran Foer is Earth, and Nathan Englander is Mars.

Jeffrey Eugenides on getting the call from Oprah.

Oh, and:

A bunch of crazy shit is happening in Iran.

Good morning!

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Yo, Hottie Chris! The link of the Iran stuff is not working!!!!

Posted by Just Me | June 25, 2007 8:22 AM
Posted by Griff | June 25, 2007 8:29 AM


Posted by christopher Frizzelle | June 25, 2007 9:16 AM

This is fun, Chris! we need more literary snacks on Slog.

Posted by Katelyn | June 25, 2007 11:32 AM

Wasn't that a hundred-franc bill rather than dollar? And old francs at that. Still, fun trick. Reminds me of the provocation for the shootout at Club New York involving Puff Daddy's entourage: a guy throwing a wad of cash at Puffy's face. Try it sometime.

Posted by Eric F | June 25, 2007 11:50 AM

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