Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Weekend Furloughs

The last weekend of Greeneland was spent establishing posture with respect to Moby Dick and then, hands upraised, leaping into Rex Stout and his League of Frightened Men. I needed Nero and Archie. The pacing in the novels is amazing, much like the structured format of Wolfe's quotidian.

Sometimes I am amazed. Friday afternoon I was listening to the Old 97s perform locally for NPR and front man Rhett Miller was asked what authors he found inspiring. I admit to a scoff, as if any man that pretty was bookish. He quickly responded that it may be redundant during Infinite Summer to mention DFW but he had to admit that Wallace was a writer he could always return towards and he kept finding himself in just such a maneuver.


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