Archive for September, 2006

In a footnote in Martin Amis’s memoir, Experience, he has this to say of the ideal reader: I am not [Saul Bellow’s] son, of course. What I am is his ideal reader. I am not my father’s ideal reader, however. His ideal reader, funnily enough, is Christopher Hitchens. There is a theory to infer here, […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted September 20, 2006 @ 4:19 PM | Literature,Navel-Gazing

No one thinks big thoughts about the morality of the shoe salesman, or the morality of the computer programmer, or the morality of the garbageman. But somehow the morality of the artist, who after all purveys a product, just like so many of the rest of us, becomes a source of endless hand-wringing and agonized […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted September 4, 2006 @ 3:37 PM | Culture