Wednesday, February 27, 2008

News York Times & Nathanael West

From a biographical sketch of Nathanael West:

West died young in an automobile accident in 1940. He was with the lady he had married just a few months earlier, Eileen McKenney, protagonist of her sister's play My Sister Eileen . Reporting his death, the New York Times misspelt his name, misnamed his novels, and showed more interest in his wife, while the whole report appeared on the amusements page.


I don't mean to pick on the Times. Its editorials are the last bastion of good sense in the USA.

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