I have now completed a year’s worth of posts about Partisan Review on this site.   I have learned a huge amount about the values and norms and intellectual issues that fuelled the discussions of the contributors during the journal’s first two years, 1937 and 1938, through a reading their poems, essays, articles, political polemics. I have been grateful for the suggestions and comments made by my Followers, and my respect for this blogging life has increased as I have come to read the many blogs that have helped me with this one.

All of which is to say:  I am going to take this weekend off… I will be back next week, with a post on Philip Rahv’s article on Dostoevsky’s politics.

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