Summer 2008 • Vol. XXX No. 3 Editor's NotesJuly 1, 2008 |

Editor’s Notes

As I've discussed on other occasions, The Kenyon Review has seen its mission evolve in recent years. From the urgency of simple survival—which has been achieved thanks to the faith and generosity of friends, readers, and trustees—we emerged to find a literary world changing in remarkable ways. Media technology, especially the Internet, has, as we all know, been developing at dizzying speeds. It will surely shape how readers encounter stories, poems, essays—and everything else—in the years and decades to come. Speeding, too, according to a variety of reports (and personal observation), has been an apparent, alarming decline in younger people reading for pleasure. Some observers have greeted this trend as an approaching tsunami of disaster for literacy and literature. Striving to keep the flame of literature alive. That's the new beacon by which we steer. There's no single path, however. Of course, we'll faithfully publish The Kenyon Review, handsome and durable, dis

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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

As I've discussed on other occasions, The Kenyon Review has seen its mission evolve in recent years. From the urgency of simple survival—which has been achieved thanks to the faith […]

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

As I've discussed on other occasions, The Kenyon Review has seen its mission evolve in recent years. From the urgency of simple survival—which has been achieved thanks to the faith […]

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