MediaMonday for March 3, 2013: Professional Jealousy. Discussion media drawn from Alexander Nazaryan’s “Keith Gessen, Nathaniel Rich: I’m sorry I trashed your novels,” in Salon, March 3, 2013.
Excerpt: “Consequently, the reviews I wrote came to bear a stench of bitterness, none more so than one I wrote for the Village Voice in 2008 in which I took on two debut novelists, Keith Gessen and Nathaniel Rich. After comparing them to James Joyce and Ralph Ellison, I proceed to snidely savage their work. It is true: I did not like their novels.”