Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Reading David Leavitt
The fabulous The Elegant Variation is featuring David Leavitt, a writer I admire, and his new book The Indian Clerk for the entire week. There are excerpts from the book, an interview, and today he guest hosts - writing on writers familiar to me and not: Penelope Fitzgerald, Joanna Scott, and Jane Gardam, I had not heard of the last two before. I especially liked the post "On Reading Books in the Cities in Which They are Set." I've read A Moveable Feast in Paris, all of Salinger and Potok, and The Emperor's Children in New York, and listened to Anne of Green Gables on tape while driving around Prince Edward Island.