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Nextbook lands Adam Kirsch

Posted by Christopher Shea  January 14, 2009 03:19 PM

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The poet and literary critic Adam Kirsch -- author of a recent biography of Disraeli and a recent piece in the New Yorker on Hannah Arendt -- has a new home: Nextbook (tag line: "a new read on Jewish culture"). A mainstay of the books section of the defunct New York Sun, Kirsch now contributes weekly online column, published Mondays. Kirsch's Disraeli book was published by Nextbook/Schocken as part of the "Jewish Encounters" series.

In other news courtesy of Nextbook: "Cel-Ray," the world's only celery-flavored soda -- tasty accompaniment for a pastrami sandwich, some swear -- is in no danger of being discontinued by Dr. Brown, a Canada Dry subsidiary. A spokesman, however, did confirm to the magazine that the beverage is "not popular."


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