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With this issue, The New Criterion completes its thirtieth season of publication. It has been a bittersweet year for us. On the positive side, we have enjoyed a remarkable anniversary. We believe that The New Criterion consistently delivers some of the best critical writing in English (or any other language, come to that). This year we were particularly fortunate. From John Talbot’s essay on the Loeb Classical Library in our special anniversary issue in September to Michael Dirda’s reflections on Philip Larkin in April, from Alexander McCall Smith’s brief for fiction that accentuates the positive and Barton Swaim’s observations on being a Southerner to Peter Collier’s recollections about the polemicist Christopher Hitchens, David Dubal’s thoughts on the joys of playing the piano, and Denis Donoghue’s observations about teaching modern poetry, Volume 30 of The New Criterion has offered a veri ...
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