Jane Ciabattari on the contradictions of today’s literary world: “While there are three times as many books being published now compared to 25 years ago, many magazine and newspapers that publish reviews have faced page cutbacks.” She spoke to some of the more important book review sections in the US. The Babu knows exactly what she means by the phenomenon of the “incredible shrinking book review”–it may be mini-skirt sized in the US, but here in India we play ‘Air on a G-String’ every time we think of either review length or book page space. (Link found on MobyLives.)

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