Forgot to add--
Sun Nov 13, 2022 12:31

Faulkner was a high school dropout as well. Anyone see a pattern here?

Thomas, not Tom, Wolfe, on the other hand, had a graduate degree from Harvard, which perhaps explains why he is virtually unreadable. Tom, while we're at it, had a doctorate from Yale, which is perhaps why his fiction, as opposed to his non-fiction, which is terrific, is not only unreadable, but execrably so. (Yes, there are those who find Faulkner unreadable as well, but they are wrong. He's just a little challenging on occasion.)

  • In other wordsolds, Sun Nov 13 2022 12:05
    what we have here is a failure to communicate? Tell you what. Let's make a deal. If I accept half the blame for not expressing myself clearly (or perhaps too clearly since clarity, like compression, so... more
    • Joyce Aros!Sharon Cunningham, Mon Nov 14 2022 13:31
      Olds, wordsmith that you are.... please know that you are 100% correct in that Joyce Aros is In wonderful company... and she can dang well hold her own with the lot of them!
    • Olds/ a good deal....Joyce A. Aros, Sun Nov 13 2022 13:54
      ...I have no trouble accepting responsibility. I'd just like Spicer and a few others to be held accountable if only in absentia. (spelling?) And I thank you for reassuring me that lack of sufficient... more
    • Forgot to add-- — olds, Sun Nov 13 2022 12:31
      • Faulkner ages well (nm)Dan Brown, Sun Nov 13 2022 18:58
        • Exactly.olds, Sun Nov 13 2022 19:48
          And like many if not most writers of his caliber, not that there are many, his work benefits from re-reading. Someone, a teacher probably, once counseled me that one of the criteria when appraising... more
          • Yes, absolutelyDan Brown, Tue Nov 15 2022 10:55
            We grow together, the book and I. There is an alchemy in the experience.
            • That's the word,olds, Tue Nov 15 2022 14:55
              and it's a good one--alchemy. Only the best work affords the reader that experience. (There's a reason it's called the PHILOSOPHER'S stone.) Evan Connell, he of the terrific "Son of the Morning Star,"... more