Michiko Kakutani Still Out on a Limn

Kakutani.

The history of Michiko Kakutani’s affection for the word “limn” has been well-documented. Now Salon reports that after having given the word a rest for a while, the New York Times book critic has hinted at a possible comeback in last Sunday’s Times book review of Amy Waldman’s The Submission: “Ms. Waldman tends to favor sympathy over satire when it comes to limning her characters’ feelings and motivations.”

Michiko Kakutani Still Out on a Limn