Z

Z is for Louis Zukofsky. For A.

ABC of AmLit | October 4, 2014 | 20:56 | comments (0) |

Y

Y could be for Marguerite Young, whose work I have not read.

ABC of AmLit | October 4, 2014 | 20:55 | comments (0) |

X

Are there writers whose second name starts with X? Yes, there are. I have not read their books.

ABC of AmLit | October 4, 2014 | 20:54 | comments (0) |

W

W is for David Foster Wallace. For rendering into perfect prose the pain of being human in these times of media and technology.

ABC of AmLit | October 3, 2014 | 20:58 | comments (0) |

V

V is for William T. Vollmann. No contemporary prose writer matches the vision of William the Blind and his willingness to confront the dark.

ABC of AmLit | October 3, 2014 | 20:57 | comments (0) |

U

U is for Updike? No. I have never liked the work of Updike. Actually, I have never managed to finish one novel by him.

ABC of AmLit | October 1, 2014 | 21:17 | comments (0) |

T

T is for Mark Twain. Or T is for Henry David Thoreau. I can’t decide.

ABC of AmLit | October 1, 2014 | 21:17 | comments (0) |

S

S is for … I don’t know. John Steinbeck, Gertrude Stein, Jacques Servin, Rebecca Solnit, Gilbert Sorrentino?

ABC of AmLit | October 1, 2014 | 21:17 | comments (0) |

R

R is for Ishmael Reed. For his crazy and funny novels.

ABC of AmLit | October 1, 2014 | 0:02 | comments (0) |

Q

Should I pass on Q? I’m afraid so.

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