It seems as if the New York Review of Books is competing with the London Review of Books to be the this side of the pond. Women’s literary organization VIDA: Women in Literary Arts of the contents of the most recent issue, which, out of 27 contributors, includes only one female writer:
To everything, though, there is a backlash. The backlash to Nir’s piece arrived last Saturday in the form of a on the New York Review of Books website. Author Richard Bernstein, a former Times reporter no less, charged that Nir’s story was a false picture of the salon industry—one shot through with so many holes as to be virtually worthless.
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But perhaps the most famous ad in the New York Review of Books never ran at all. In Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall,” Allen’s Alvy Singer overhears a heady first-date conversation, and decodes the literary mystique behind the personals thusly:
There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument! The New York Review of Books, the most successful American intellectual journal in the last half of the 20th century, celebrated its 50th anniversary this week, and I wasn't invited. I wonder if it's because long ago I claimed that NYRB contributors were mad dogs and Englishmen. Or could it have been that, though I have been a subscriber to the review from its beginning in 1962, last year I canceled my subscription?The New York Review of Books has established itself, in Esquire's words, as "the premier literary-intellectual magazine in the English language."