I'm sure that Buenos Aires is a very cool city. It always looks like a European city in the movies.
Yes, I remember in a recent discussion that you're from El Norte, Guillermo. Coahuila? If El Norte is more Americanized than the rest of Mexico, I would think that it would follow that it is more Americanized than the rest of Latin America. Yes?
The Deep South does have some amazing writers. One of the best only 100 miles or so from Joffre's home (Faulkner). But I find it difficult to deal with the racist, reactionary politics and the bible-thumping, creationist evangelicals. I think I'm stuck here, though. (oh, well.)
: Jeeeez, for some reason I thought you WERE a
: real Southerner, but now I'm reminded you're
: not. I've always had a morbid attraction
: towards the American Deep South (perhaps
: because of its great writers), although I'm
: very much repelled by its religion and
: general social views. It's something I also
: have for Latin America, and bear in mind
: that the place I grew up in is very
: different from the rest of that
: Buenos Aires is such a cool city! Nine years
: ago, I went to Ottawa on business and we
: arranged a dinner party with Lale, her
: husband, Lady Purple and the Bunyip (sadly
: deceased now), former contributors to
: ReadLit. It was so much fun. Perhaps some
: day we could arrange a meeting in some
: place. Mexico City is really interesting and
: sophisticated, and it's easy to reach from,
: say Atlanta airport, or as a stop from
: Buenos Aires. You'd be most welcome!
: --Previous Message--
: Yes, well, one thing Thomas Wolfe got right
: that you can't go home again. I dream all
: the time about going back to live in my home
: town of Ellensburg, WA. But I know it would
: be in no way the same (except I would much
: prefer the climate).
: I don't always hate Alabama, but I pretty
: much always hate Tuscaloosa. If you're male
: here, your primary interests are Alabama
: football and deer hunting.
: I can imagine there would be some drawbacks
: to where you're living although it sounds
: impossibly cool to me. I've never been to
: South America. Indeed, I haven't even been
: to Mexico since I was a child.
: It would be great to get together sometime.
: I'd probably pass on the Dreamland ribs, but
: it would be very fun to meet you face to
: --Previous Message--
: My best friend in the U.S. lives in Atlanta.
: Last time I was home, we met in Tuscaloosa
: and looked around, ate some ribs at
: Dreamland. Maybe we can meet and eat ribs
: I grew up in Carthage, MS. I didn't hate it
: at the time. Maybe I don't really hate it
: now. I do like it better here in many ways.
: I like it less in some ways too.
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