I've almost finished 'There Is Simply Too Much to Think About', the collected essays of Saul Bellow. I have skipped some of them, and few of the essays written after 1980 have interested me much, but some of the earlier ones interested me a lot. There are some very interesting comments on Joyce.
I'm halfway through A Suitable Boy and I'm enjoying it very well. I seem to have had some connection to India for a long time now. I met and took tennis lessons from an Indian in my first year of college. Later I worked for the family at their small hotel. In 2000, my former tennis teacher was living in NYC, and I slept in his place for a couple weeks while exploring the city. Now in Buenos Aires, where most small supermarkets are owned by Chinese, our local one is owned by Indians. They speak a bit of English and are very friendly with me. Besides all that, I've read a few travel books about India and seen some of those crazy Bollywood films. I think I'm more or less interested in every story line in the book.
Finally, my interest in haiku has flared up more than ever. I have been reading and rereading translations of classical Japanese haiku as well as English originals. I've been writing them too.
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