Penchant for Snobbery

May 29, 2013 | 1 book mentioned

In The Nation, Mark Oppenheimer reviews Janet Malcolm’s Forty-one False Starts, which includes the New Yorker staff writer’s early works of criticism. The problem, he writes, with her and most Western critics? “She is a snob, but wishes she weren’t.” (ICYMI: we published a review a few weeks ago.)

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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