Nanki-Poo in the Rose Garden

Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden. So writes T.S. Eliot in Burnt Norton, the first of the Four Quartets. It makes one wonder what memories can be recalled of this particular Rose Garden. A slightly strange venue to choose… Continue reading Nanki-Poo in the Rose Garden

Jonathan Franzen’s Rage -Reviewing Philip Weinstein

Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage makes frequent mention of Franzen’s attendance at Swathmore College in Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1977 and where the author, Philip Weinstein was, until last year Professor of English. An earlier graduate, the novelist James A. Michner left his entire estate of some 10 million dollars to the college… Continue reading Jonathan Franzen’s Rage -Reviewing Philip Weinstein