The newest issue of The American Scholar just arrived, and the editor’s note is all about the angry response there was to his first issue. Although I dislike this publication’s name, it’s been some of my favorite reading. Like many, the firing of editor Anne Fadiman was hard to believe–the journal was an oasis of reflection and analysis that many like me, immersed in the present, loved. My article on the T. S. Eliot Letters had been accepted by Fadiman, but the result of her leaving wasn’t so bad: I took it to the Guardian, which published the piece, “Dear Mrs Eliot…,” in January, and I also found a new advisor for Berkshire Publishing: Alex Pang, who like many of the Scholar‘s editorial board resigned in protest last year.
About the Author: Karen Christensen
Karen Christensen is the CEO of Berkshire Publishing.