The Press: Fadiman Quits

Said New Yorker Editor Harold Ross: "He came to me and said he was 40 years old and wanted to do something else." Added the 'New Yorker's book editor: "I thought it was time to move over and give someone else a chance to sit in that seat." Thus amicably last week the New Yorker and pudgy, erudite Clifton ("Kip") Fadiman parted company. In ten years Fadiman had become the smartest, probably the best-known, and at times one of the most influential book reviewers in the U.S. Now, said he: "I'm through with reviewing." The resignation is effective...

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