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Silvers and Barbara Epsteintogether with publisher A. Whitney Ellsworth  and writer Elizabeth Hardwick. In Hardwick had published an essay, "The Decline of Book Reviewing", in Harper's where Silvers was then an editor, in a special issue that he edited called "Writing in America".
We asked for three thousand words in three weeks in order to show what a book review should be, and practically everyone came through. No one mentioned money. Neither time nor space, however, have been spent on books which are trivial in their intentions or venal in their effects, except occasionally to reduce a temporarily inflated reputation or to call attention to a fraud.
The hope of the editors is to suggest, however imperfectly, some of the qualities which a responsible literary journal should have and to discover whether there is, in America, not only the need for such a review but the demand for one.
From the only editorial ever published in the Review  Silvers said of the editors' philosophy, that "there was no subject we couldn't deal with. And if there was no book [on a subject], we would deal with it anyway. We tried hard to avoid books that were simply competent rehearsals of familiar subjects, and we hoped to find books that would establish something fresh, something original.
The editors also shared an "intense admiration for wonderful writers". As Mark Gevisser explained: And that, I think, startled everyone — that a book review could be exciting in that way, could be provocative in that way.
This was the party everyone who was anyone wanted to attend, the Black and White Ball of the critical elite. For the first six months, this journal appeared as an insert in the New York Review of Books, but it became an independent publication in It was published for two decades until May Hederman who still owns the paper,  but the two continued as its editors.
Some of them work here, some used to work here, and some are just people we know. I think they would put out a terrific paper, but it would be different.
Panelists included Review contributors such as Didion, Wills, novelist and literary critic Darryl Pinckneypolitical commentator Michael Tomaskyand Columbia University professor and contributor Andrew Delbanco.
Or from comments that follow on blogs. Facebook is a medium in which privacy is, or at least is thought to be, in some way crucial.
And so there seems a resistance to intrusive criticism.
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