#MeToo brings change, debate to literary magazines
NEW YORK (AP) — For literary magazines over the past year, much of the news has been in the masthead.
Editor Lorin Stein of the Paris Review left amid allegations of sexual harassment and editor Ian Buruma of The New York Review of Books was fired after publishing an essay by Jian Ghomeshi, the Canadian broadcaster and musician who faced multiple allegations of harassment and assault. Editor James Marcus of Harper’s departed after objecting to the magazine’s publication of an essay widely seen as critical of #MeToo.
The stories of harassment bared a longstanding contradiction within the New York literary world — between the progressive worldview of some of the leading publications and the private behavior of those in charge.