National Book Critics Circle Awards List–Some Quick Reviews

Thanks to P&W for this instant guide to the awards list.

We’re still a little light on women in this list, and what’s there is, shall I say, sexy or tecchie, or “oh, so relevant.” We don’t seem to do timeless and real much in American lit these days–a function of our shorter attention spans? Or perhaps the longer view must be undeniably extraordinary in order to be considered with what is merely timely?

What do you think?

http://www.pw.org/content/nbccs_critics_picks_of_2010

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