Saturday, October 27, 2012

Here we go again …

… It's Genre Fiction. Not That There's Anything Wrong With It! : The New Yorker. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)


  1. Several funny ironies about Krystal. Not only is he Barzun's executor, but Barzun wrote A CATALOGUE OF CRIME, a substantive critical volume that took mystery quite seriously (and was awarded a special Edgar).

    Hope you're stocked up and ready for Sandy, Frank.

  2. This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

    Correction: October 26, 2012

    An earlier version of this obituary misidentified Arthur Krystal as the executor of Mr. Barzun’s estate. He is actually Mr. Barzun’s friend and editor.