–In The Prague Post‘s review of Amy Waldman’s 9/11 novel The Submission, the issue of timing was raised in regards to writers’ takes on historical events. Specifically – should writers rush to “cover” events shortly after they happen, or allow some time to pass in the hope that the long view will allow them to synthesize the complex strands of the event? Writing in The Financial Times, John Gapper takes up exactly this argument.
–Denis Donoghue has a fine review of a collection of letters from Ezra Pound to his parents over at The New Criterion. Hang it all! Pound could be quite the charmer.
– Adam Kirsch takes on Stephen Greenblatt taking on Lucretius.
–Boom or bust? Julian Assange’s “Unauthorized Autobiography” sells fewer than 700 copies in its first week on the shelves.
–Dr. Cornell West gave a rousing speech to the Occupy Wall Street group.