Posts Tagged ‘The New York Times’

‘Tis the season for the various and sundry lists of the year’s Best Books to begin appearing.

Here are lists from Dwight Garner, Michiko Kakutani and Janet Maslin.

Takeaways:

— It’s been a rich year for memoir/biography: “big” memoirs by Roland Barthes, Christopher Hitchens, Keith Richards, Patti Smith; new biographies of Henry Aaron, Cleopatra, Frank Sinatra, Simon Wiesenthal.

— The New York Times continues its maddening practice of hardly noticing contemporary poetry at all, ever. But Kay Ryan‘s Selected did manage a mention somehow.

If you run across any other Best Books lists, please post a link in the comments.

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Happy Seventieth Birthday, John

Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2010 in Beatles
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All you need is love.

Bat Terrier says yup.

(And here’s what the New Yawk Times says.)