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Bookmarks: DFW, BHL, and a librarian in NYC

  • Was David Foster Wallace the greatest writer of his generation? David Lipsky makes the case in his Rolling Stone profile, excerpted here
  • An appreciation of legendary U.K. agent Pat Kavanagh, also recently deceased
  • French provocateur Bernard-Henri Lévy critiques the barbarians on the left
  • The Guardian on why BHL is really an intellectual lightweight
  • A New York librarian is wrist-slapped for showing parental pride