Book Review

THE WORLD ON SUNDAY Graphic Art in Joseph Pulitzer’s Newspaper (1898-1911) by Nicholson Baker and Margaret Brentano Bulfinch Press 134 pages   We think that we advance. Instead, we merely abandon the beauty of the past. Nothing could make this more clear than Nicholson Baker and Margaret Brentano’s magnificent, coffee-table collection, The World on Sunday. The “World” was Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World, which once a week became “THE GREAT SUNDAY WORLD,” a supplement-stuffed extravaganza that, as Baker puts it, “weighed as much as a small roast beef,” and brought the worthy, bourgeois custom of lounging over the Sunday papers Read More