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The Report of Print’s Death Is Greatly Exaggerated

John Freeman makes me nervous. Writer, literary critic, former editor of Granta and former president of the National Book Critics Circle, Mr. Freeman has clout. And he gives good Facebook. For weeks he’s been doling out juicy bits about the literary elite as status updates—stories of some of the world’s revered writers and how they’ve arrived in the pages of Freeman’s, a new eponymous literary magazine underwritten by Grove Atlantic (Mr. Freeman said that Morgan Entrekin, Grove’s president, “didn’t even blink” when Mr. Freeman proposed the risky venture of putting out a literary print journal).

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