Sunday, March 26, 2006


A roundup of feedback regarding recent posts:

New Orleans native Ellis Stich said I picked the wrong book as The Great Louisiana Novel:

The great Louisiana novel has to be A Confederacy of Dunces. No book that I have read captures the soul of New Orleans with such great characters.
Pete Anderson weighed in with his choice of The Great New York City Novel:

Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos. An unforgettable book about a cross-section of NYC lives.
Cary Federman called my attention to a writer who wrote a number of twice-told tales: Kathy Acker, who revisited, among others, Cervantes, Dickens, Rimbaud, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

--Marshal Zeringue