Culture 4 February 2010 Culture Vulture: pick of the blogs Must-reads from the blogosphere on Salinger, Bigelow and the mysterious ways of the Nobel jury. Print HTML 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. › Iraq election reprieve fails to hide sectarian tensions Subscribe More Related articles The New Statesman's Fundamenta-list: the zeitgeist, then and now How Jo Brand found comedy in the world's most thankless job: social work Why is Britain falling out of love with Valentine’s Day?