Baffler Will Publish Fortune Reject

(via Better World Books)

John Summers, resuscitator of the Baffler, was in the New York Times yesterday, with a response to Lawrence Downes’s Sunday essay about James Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.

Mr. Downes called the documentary of Depression-era Appalachia, “brilliant yet bloated with guilt and literary grandeur,” and noted that it had to be published as a book because it was rejected by Fortune magazine, “which had been expecting something readable.”

Mr. Summers wrote the Times to say that the Fortune article version will be for the first time in The Baffler in March.

“Fortunately, people can soon read it and judge for themselves,” he wrote.

  Baffler Will Publish Fortune Reject