Re: RARA-AVIS: The Things They Carried

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 14 Aug 2006

Vis-a-vis Hemingway, Faulkner and Hesse, I couldn't agree more. I am re-reading "The Long Goodbye" for the umpteenth time when I have a spare moment.

The same goes for Chandler.


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Michael Robison
  Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 4:49 PM
  Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: The Things They Carried

  Vicki wrote:

  I used to find his novels and stories more interesting
  than I have lately, but I don't know which one of us
  has changed.

  It's not a good sign when a piece doesn't improve with
  further readings. I've noticed that most Hemingway I
  read gets better every time. Faulkner pretty much the
  same. Hermann Hesse has slipped some.


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