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Culture Vulture: pick of the blogs

Must-reads from the blogosphere on Salinger, Bigelow and the mysterious ways of the Nobel jury.


1. Baroque in Hackney: Salinger -- another part of his downfall

The forthright American expatriate writer Katy Evans-Bush, who brought us Prufrock in pirate-speak, on the legacy of the suddenly late J D Salinger.

2. The Carpetbagger: Credit haggling, Oscar-style

New York Times blog on Kathryn Bigelow's talent and her Oscar hopes.

3. La république des livres: Comment Karen Blixen fut privée de prix Nobel

Le Monde's Pierre Assouline reveals why the Danish author failed to win the biggest literary prize of them all.

And two other blogs that we've recently discovered and recommend . . .

4. Gists and Piths

A comprehensive blog on contemporary writing, with particular emphasis on the avant-garde. With hundreds of links to literary and political sites.

5. Eyewear

Commentary on literature, film and popular culture -- with a bit of politics thrown in, too.