Lee Siegel

Lee Siegel is a New York writer and cultural critic who has written for Harper’s, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, the New York Times, Slate, and many other publications. Mr. Siegel was born in the Bronx, New York, and received his BA, MA, and M.Phil. from Columbia University. He worked as an editor at The New Leader and ARTnews before turning to writing full-time in 1998. The New York Times Magazine has called him “one of the most eloquent and acid-tongued critics in the country,” while the New York Times Book Review remarked on his “drive-by brilliance.” David Rieff wrote about Mr. Siegel that “to read him is to be reminded of what criticism used to aspire to in terms of range, learning, high standards, and good writing and—dare one say it?—values.”

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