Apparently the NYTBR and the TLS have published lists of the 100 most
important (best? significant?) books of the last year. One list excluded
all books not from a major commercial house, the other included only seven
such. Reminds me of Saul Bellow's complaint that the NYTBR didn't
understand its own business, but probably doesn't signal any shifts in
publishers' literary sensibilities.
--On Sunday, January 01, 2006 11:04 AM -0500 Tom Gray
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: "Carrol Cox"
>> What relationship is there between Publishing executives and literary
>> criticism? I don't see any relationship at all.
> I suppose that this is part of the more general question of the
> relationship between literary criticism and the reader. Books that are
> not published will not be read.