Summer 2006 • Vol. XXVIII No. 3 Editor's Notes |

Editor’s Notes

We here introduce a new and regular feature for KR: "The Casual Reader" by André Bernard. André, who served as the long-time editor in chief at Harcourt before assuming the role of their publisher, will gather books he has been reading for his own pleasure, whether in bed or train or armchair, volumes newly arrived on the scene or old friends rediscovered, and spread them before us in unexpected juxtapositions. As you will see, his brief engagements are delightful in and of themselves. But they also strike sparks off each other. I trust you will find pleasure in these, as I do, and look forward to each new installment. I was recently asked my reaction to the fuss and fury in recent months over memoirs that, exposed by a little curious sleuthing, have proved to be more fiction than non. From my point of view there is an irony here, because literary nonfiction is a loosely defined genre in which much of the most exciting writing today is being realized. Conventional fiction, on

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David H. Lynn is the editor emeritus of The Kenyon Review, a professor of English, and special assistant to the president of the college. He was the editor of the Review from 1994 to 2020. As an author, he received a 2016 O. Henry Award for "Divergence." His latest collection, Children of God: New & Selected Stories, was published in 2019 by Braddock Avenue Books.

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Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

We here introduce a new and regular feature for KR: "The Casual Reader" by André Bernard. André, who served as the long-time editor in chief at Harcourt before assuming the […]

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

We here introduce a new and regular feature for KR: "The Casual Reader" by André Bernard. André, who served as the long-time editor in chief at Harcourt before assuming the […]

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