Any Bellow you two agree on, is fine with me.
I have a very short novel to propose along CÚsar Aira's "Ghosts": "Doctor Glas", by Swedish author Hjalmar Soderberg. I've never read anything by a Swede...
I'll make my two proposals later in the day. Also, Sterling, if you want, I would like to read the rest of the "Barsetshire Chronicles" during 2018.
: Well, my understanding is that Ravelstein is
: a roman Ó clef about Allan Bloom, whom I
: have no interest in. It seems to be
: virtually a memoir. If I propose a
: different Bellow, I might perhaps choose
: Humboldt's Gift ( I do have an interest
: in Delmore Schwartz) or even Henderson the
: Rain King . For some reason, I'm not drawn
: to Augie March either.
: For now, let's table Bellow. It certainly
: would be in the second half of the year,
: since I've already proposed the George
: Saunders for the first half. I feel a pang
: for you having to return to MS, but, I don't
: know, maybe it's time. Anyway, you
: certainly don't have to stay there (if you
: don't want to).
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: You could go on with Herzog and see if you
: feel any interest in Ravelstein. Or if you
: like, I do have Seize the Day here on
: Kindle. Or you can table Bellow and if I end
: up back in MS, we can read Herzog. Actually,
: if you schedule it for the second half of
: the year, I'd bet on my being back there.
: And I can let you know by the end of the
: week whether I'll be back by Christmas this
: I don't blame you for wanting to start with
: Herzog; that's where I wanted to start.
: Somehow, I'm not drawn to Augie March. I
: wasn't crazy about Herzog, but I would like
: to read it again.
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