Thursday, February 24, 2011

A small room above a bay window. A single bed, a table and chair, and a sink. I could manage something larger, with more conveniences, but I could never match the view.

The sun is blue and I am on my back reading my way towards "Lucas Burches". This is the fourth time I have tried this, the first two efforts ending in failure. But the third -- wow!

And now the fourth.

Readers of Light In August (1932) will recall Lena's first thought: "I have come from Alabama: a fur piece." What a union! Stephen Foster's "Oh! Susanna" (1848) meets Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons (1914).

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