It’s the story of an American who wants to become a dictator and goes to Europe with a sidekick to interview various Fascists to find out how the Nazis and Mussolini got into power.
I’m reading a book about Romaine Brooks, a wonderful painter from early in the last century.
We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn’t have any money for lawyers.
Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.
And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war.
The real literary editors have mostly been fired. Those that remain are all ‘bottom line’ editors; everything depends on the money.
Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of the dominant culture today.
Well, I didn’t know how to draw very well back then, in the ’40s and ’50s.
The future of publishing lies with the small and medium-sized presses, because the big publishers in New York are all part of huge conglomerates.
Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience, the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.