Friday, January 22, 2010

Tribute to DFW

The new issue of Five Dials has a tribute to DFW from Don Delillo, Franzen, Zadie Smith, etc.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway: "We have had writers of rhetoric who had the good fortune to find a little, in a chronicle of another man and from voyaging, of how things, actual things, can be, whales for instance, and this knowledge is wrapped in the rhetoric like plums in a pudding. Occasionally it is there, alone, unwrapped in pudding, and it is good...but the people who praise it, praise it for the rhetoric which is not important. They put a mystery in which is not there."