Saturday, September 09, 2006

The NYT's September 11 five-year anniversary coverage

includes this rather lovely short piece on the lower Manhattan cityscape by John Edgar Wideman, whose writing I greatly admire--if I ever teach a course on the eighteenth century in twentieth- and twentieth-century fiction, I'm definitely including The Cattle Killing.


  1. Would you do Mason & Dixon as well? Of course, I haven't read it...

  2. I haven't read it either, I'm afraid; I started, but that huge long eighteenth-century pastiche stuff with semi-comic anachronism just feels like way too much work. I think it's too long to assign for a course like that in any case, esp. if you're trying to do a book a week and want to get some good variety.