Reach by phone, Mr. Remnickeditor of The New Yorker since 1998, confirmed that Driftmania did indeed reach him.
“I would be a fool not to read things like The Drift,” he said. “In the history and culture of this country, small magazines can continue to have a big influence, so that is part of my motivation as a reader, but I am also motivated to hunt. bait, that’s I’m always looking for writers. for The New Yorker. ”
“You know what they used to say about the Partisan Review,” he continued. “For a long time in mid-century postwar America, they used to say that maybe only 5,000 people read it, but that’s exactly 5,000 people.”
Partisan Review contributors and editors also help create a buzz legendary of literary New York – a gin-soaked universe in which writers plunge nightly into a haze of cigarette smoke. They harbor a grudge against their enemies and ideology, and they know how to throw a party.
There’s a bit of a bygone era there, perhaps, at a recent Drift writer’s Park Slope apartment. The guests, some of whom described the gathering for this article, played vivant animation, an age-old version of a word puzzle game in which participants draw famous pictures. One round featured a rendition of Emanuel Leutze’s “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” with a guest holding a bottle of wine to suggest a telescope. Then there was a debate, complete with jurors, to determine the superior author: Edith Wharton or Henry James.
Team Wharton won by a hair.
Ms. Barrow and Ms. Panovka grew up in New York and attended private schools in Manhattan – Dwight for Miss Barrow, Dalton for Mrs. Panovka. At Harvard, Ms. Barrow studied English and ran The Harvard Advocate. Ms. Panovka, majoring in philosophy and English, edited another student publication, The Harvard Book Review. It wasn’t until their graduation in 2016 that they realized that they had enough in common to claim the status of a small left-wing magazine.
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