Sunday, January 11, 2009

New New Yorker

The Dec. 28-29, 2008 issue of The New Yorker made its way to me recently (don’t ask how) and I must say that it is one of the better issues of late. Of course my attention was given immediately to a short piece by Bolaño—about a dream of meeting Enrique Lihn—but I must call attention to the list of other contributors/subjects including Mark Twain, Colson Whitehead, Zadie Smith, a fantastic poem by Arthur Vogelsang, a piece on the great contemporary painter, Marlene Dumas, a review of Susan Sontag and a bit by Alice Munro, who people seem to like.

So yeah, a pretty well packed issue. Check her out, if so inclined.