This weekend the Times has got Harold Bloom on a new biography of Johnson. It’s a good piece, but the real action is in the bio-line, where it is revealed that Bloom has two new books coming out–Living Labyrinth: Literature and Influence and Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems. I assume the former is a new book of criticism, and the latter an anthology. I popped onto Amazon but couldn’t find listings. Will investigate further and then report back. Try to contain yourselves.
Also in the book review- a new collection of poems by Amy Gerstler, Joanna Scott is irritated by the new John Irving (sounds about right), and the review of the Robert Altman oral biography has gotten me increasingly excited about reading it.