theamericanscholar:


[Michael] Chabon told us that “it was a mark of Obama’s fitness to lead, to me at  least, that he possessed sufficient natural reserves of imagination to  kick oratorical ass.” [Zadie] Smith marveled that he could “jive talk like a  street hustler and orate like a senator” …
Like the Nobel Prize Obama won before the ink was dry on his  inauguration, the pieces I’ve cited, all of which were written before  the end of January 2009, were a tremendous putting of the cart before  the horse.

William Deresiewicz criticizes the literary community’s premature praise of Barack Obama in Dreams from Yo Mama.
(Photo via The White House)

American Scholar, killin’ it again.

theamericanscholar:

[Michael] Chabon told us that “it was a mark of Obama’s fitness to lead, to me at least, that he possessed sufficient natural reserves of imagination to kick oratorical ass.” [Zadie] Smith marveled that he could “jive talk like a street hustler and orate like a senator” …

Like the Nobel Prize Obama won before the ink was dry on his inauguration, the pieces I’ve cited, all of which were written before the end of January 2009, were a tremendous putting of the cart before the horse.

William Deresiewicz criticizes the literary community’s premature praise of Barack Obama in Dreams from Yo Mama.

(Photo via The White House)

American Scholar, killin’ it again.