American Food Writing

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Molly O’Neill tells us about collecting the food writing of some of America’s literary greats—like Nathanial Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and H.L. Mencken—for a new anthology.

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Molly O’Neill

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regina nugent from aberdeen,nj

Ms. O'Neill twice used the word "catholic" as an adjective meaning "close-minded". Mr. Lopate did not comment on the usage, but my dictionary defines "catholic" as "universal", "liberal", or "broadminded". Is this new? I hope it isn't a reference to a perceived state of mind peculiar to Catholics.

Jun. 12 2007 02:17 PM

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