Getting Wood

Excellent overview of James Wood, the New Yorker's new hire as book critic, in the Boston Globe. book/daddy is one of those who delight in the sharpness of Mr. Wood's writing and thinking -- it's not the usual appreciatve mush -- while finding him impossible in his distaste for Don DeLillo and his (typically British) championing of Saul Bellow above all. (The early Bellow, yes; the later Bellow, no-noooo.)

August 27, 2007 8:31 AM |



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