Monday, February 12, 2007

Contention surrouning NBCC

Eliot Weinberger, a former finalist for the NBCC award in criticism, said that one of the nominated authors, Bruce Bawker, had engaged in "racism as criticism" in his book While Europe Slept. Weinberger's voiced this opinion two weeks ago when he announced this year's finalists. The NY Times has a report on the cultural implications of recent books dealing with the clash between Islam and the West: "In Books, a Clash of Europe and Islam."

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