Saturday, April 21, 2012

This week the Pulitzer Prize board deemed the latest crop of American novels and short-story collections not up to scratch.

The Pulitzers used to be the perfect symbol of the place where America’s pragmatic democratic middle (whose natural idiom was journalism) overlapped with its artsy elite (whose natural idiom was poetry, the novel, drama and classical music). But resources are migrating away from that place. 

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