Friday, October 28, 2005

Kinsley on Pynchon

Crying of Lot 49

You can't knock the names, though. Above all, there is the wonderfully Pynchonesque Valerie Plame.

—Michael Kinsley, from today’s op-ed on the “bewildering scandal of the moment.”

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Blogger John K said...

Bill, thanks for pointing me to Kinsley's op-ed. He's right about Plame's name, too. (I'm glad to see he's back on his game after a tough period this past summer at the Los Angeles Times, which it appears is racing to become as useless to public knowledge as the Chicago Tribune.

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Blogger bill said...


The Times has always been pretty bad (tho not as terrible as the Trib!) even dating back to the late 1970s, when I was in grad school at UCSB and a daily reader.

Kinsley is underrated as a writer and a thinker, and unusual as a modern editor. Slate is only his most recent success, and far more significant in its cyberpresence than the middlebrow Salon, the subject of some attention now that it has entered its tenth year.


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