Thursday, August 03, 2006

NYT Review of a new book on Tiptree

Janet Maslin's review of new book on James Tiptree Jr. highights the troubled life rather than the seismic influence Sheldon/Tiptree had on perceptions of gender and writing, but is typical of "high lit" dismissal of "genre" writing. The book sounds good, if a bit humorless.

4 comments:

Susan said...

Actually, the review sounds interesting enough that the book has been put on my "to buy sometime" list.

K. A. Laity said...

Great, then I'll put it on my "to borrow sometime" list -- ha ha!

Mildred said...

Hey, I looked at your link to Finland. Are you REALLY going to go white water rafting like in that picture? You rock!

K. A. Laity said...

Ha ha -- not to sound boring, but the boat I'm going to be on will slowly go by ancient rock paintings (when, hopefully, I can take lots of pictures). Who knows? Maybe I will find time for some rafting too -- but it is much more likely I will be cruising through UFF, the Finnish charity thrift store chain.