Wednesday, October 6

Bookish: More on Roth (3#) -

In 1951 Sister Kenny was listed as the Most Admired Woman in America on the Gallup Poll, but within only one generation of living memory she was expunged from History, as if she had never existed, by the American News Media. Why?

I don't have any special inside information about why this was done. Sister Kenny inspired many little girls of that time period to become nurses and physical therapists. She was most famous for working with Polio patients.

:: Morris Dickstein reviews
Philip Roth's new novel Nemesis. This is
a virtuoso review by a well-equipped reader.