Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Age of Strange Reasons

We live in an optimistic age, a time of great advancement in human knowledge. Failure will have no role in ourmore perfect future. What a shame... as success is more taxing He discovered Faulkner, Kerouac, and Kesey and helped start the careers of Kazin and Trilling. Yet Malcolm Cowleyis so little remembered. Mentor

The Salinger myth. Why did he stop writing? Did he stop writing? The answers aren’t in recently leaked stories... Mystery of writing Hemingway did it standing up. Nabokov started standing up, then sitting, and finally lying down. Proust did it propped on one elbow, which seems uncomfortable. Imrich swam across sentences