A “Bearish” Post: Dracula, Sleds and Italy

I love Italy. After the U.S. it’s probably my favorite country in the world. Considering I’ve only been to about 30 countries that’s not saying too much, but hey, there’s a reason it has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And I’ve known that the day would come for Anthony and me to part. AfterContinue reading “A “Bearish” Post: Dracula, Sleds and Italy”

The Modernist Great American Novel

I just finished John Dos Passos’ 1919, the second installment of U.S.A., one of the Great American Novels. When I looked for it on Bedford Avenue, the bookseller told me that not many people read him any more, which is a shame because he really is great. As Norman Mailer said, “Hemingway, Faulkner, Dreiser, andContinue reading “The Modernist Great American Novel”