Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Important Novels

Ten novels that mean a lot to me:
All the King’s Men : Robert Penn Warren
Beauty and Sadness : Yasunari Kawabata
World’s End : T.C. Boyle.
The Waves : Virginia Woolf
One Hundred Years of Solitude : Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Absalom, Absalom : William Faulkner
Moby Dick : Herman Melville “I’d strike the sun if it insulted me.”
Book of Laughter and Forgetting : Milan Kundera
The Castle : Franz Kafka
Crying of Lot 49 : Thomas Pynchon

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Welcome to My World

I'm a writer in New York City who completed a novel called GOTHAM SONG that's now in the editing process. I've had a couple of plays produced in town, but am shifting to fiction because it suits my voice better.

I've been reading lots of essays on literature, and decided I would put some of my own thoughts here. In Search of Duende is the title of a book that Lorca wrote about what makes art powerful. See an introduction to his ideas at this link.

I welcome feedback, commentary, polemics, diatribes, and encouragement. More on my novel soon.

Read my published poem here.