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“Get out of my life and stay out of my life.”

August 24, 2007

Elizabeth, at Charlottesville Words, provides perhaps the strangest rejection letter that has ever been sent. We've been a little sensitive about our own rejection letters ever since David Keeling awarded us a C+, but now I see that, relatively speak [...]

Bookslut Judges ‘Em By Their Covers

December 8, 2006

Bookslut clearly isn't a fan of the crop of cover art this past year. Heather Smith manages to get past her distaste and find six that rank at the top. They are nice covers, but, speaking only for myself, "Mountain Man Dance Moves" is fairly ungood l [...]

Divided Mind

August 9, 2006

At Inside Higher Ed, Scott McLemee offers praise for Divided Mind, a new collection of work by the essayist and critic George Scialabba: [I]t is about time someone brought out a collection of Scialabba’s work. That it’s only happening now (15 [...]

NY Press on the Most Loathsome New Yorkers

March 30, 2006

The New York Press has released their annual "50 Most Loathsome New Yorkers" and two writers made the list: James Frey (no surprise) comes in at #6 and Jonathan Safran Foer at #28: This very paper dubbed him [Safran Foer] not just a bad author, bu [...]

Deborah Eisenberg, Superhero

February 12, 2006

Deborah Eisenberg—UVA professor, Rea Award winner, and contributor to the winter issue of VQR—receives staggeringly good reviews for her new story collection, Twilight of the Superheroes, in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Village Voic [...]

Harold Bloom Can’t Forget VQR

April 25, 2004

In a Newsday profile of Harold Bloom, James Marcus discusses Bloom's controversial new anthology, The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer Through Frost, which Cary Nelson reviewed critically in our Spring 2004 issue. Marcus notes that Bl [...]