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Founding The New York Review
Jason e Barbara Epstein
Continuiamo con la serie di articoli sugli inizi della New York Review of Books, che risalgono a 50 anni fa. Qui è uno dei fondatori, Jason Epstein, l'unico sopravvissuto, a ricordare i fatti: "Of the four friends who met for dinner fifty years ago in Barbara’s and
my apartment on West Sixty-Seventh Street during the New York newspaper
strike, I am the sole survivor. Though we had no such plan in mind
beforehand, it was at that dinner that Elizabeth Hardwick, her husband
Robert (Cal) Lowell, Barbara and I saw all at once the opportunity that
would become The New York Review of Books. The dinner was
impromptu, a last minute plan of Lizzie and Barbara’s, who had met
unexpectedly on Columbus Avenue that afternoon; we sat around a
makeshift table in our as yet barely furnished apartment, which, with
its double-height living room and huge north-facing window, had been
designed at the turn of the century for artists. The Lowells also lived
on West Sixty-Seventh Street, an easy walk from our own building. ..." nybooks.