One-Minute Book Reviews

March 24, 2008

The Year’s Best Book-Related New Yorker Cartoon

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This week’s New Yorker has a great piece of book-related art that you might want to pick up if your refrigerator or bulletin board has been looking a little peaked lately. It’s an illustration by Barry Blitt for Jill Lepore’s essay on the link between history and fiction, but it would have worked just as well as a stand-alone cartoon.

It shows a woman shelving books in bookstore that has the following sections: “Fiction … Made Up Memoirs … Out and Out Conjecture … Bull … Fanciful Speculation … Little More Than Guessing.”

You can see it and read Lepore’s essay here: www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2008/03/24/080324crat_atlarge_lepore.

© 2008 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.

1 Comment »

  1. Going to look for it right now…now where the heck did I put the latest copy while cleaning up for a dinner party?
    Ah, the things I’ll do in the morning that thwart my getting to work on time!

    Comment by oh — March 25, 2008 @ 8:53 am | Reply


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