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LETTERS

LETTERS

JOLLY GOOD FELLOW

To the Editor:

In reviewing Brushes with History: Writing on Art from The Nation 1865–2001 [“Weekly Standard,” March], Jonathan Weinberg says that I was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and kindly remarks that it was “richly merited.” No writer was ever the victim of a more delightful mistake. The Pulitzer in question was not “the prize” but a fellowship in critical writing (1962-63), discontinued, I think, shortly after they had me. Ah, well.

Max Kozloff

New York

ZIP AND ZIM

To the Editor:

While it is hard to disagree with Yve-AlainBois’s contention that Barnett Newman has been ill-served by both his critics and his admirers [“Here to There and Back,” March], I do want to take issue with his categorical dismissal of the importance of the Kabbalah in Newman’s work. To be sure, Thomas Hess’s attempt to find in the Kabbalah the master key to Newman’s paintings was overdone. But

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