Update on the Entity Birkerts
Frank Wilson at Books, Inq. has more on the Mythical Beast Birkerts, via Wood s Lot.
Another response from Daniel Green, and he's got links to a couple more people at the bottom of his post, if you find yourself with an insatiable hunger for all things (allegedly) Birkerts.
The original offense was prompted by a Cynthia Ozick piece in the April Harpers on the decline of literary criticism. There is a very simple reason why I was not aware of this Ozick piece: that issue had a story about the condition of the animals in the Baghdad zoo. I can't handle that stuff, it makes me crazy, so I did not read Harper's that month. But now I'm curious about the Cynthia Ozick article.