books Archive

October 08, 2014

Lists: reprise and update

Here’s a re-post from a while back about a book. I now know the name of it:  The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon. Thanks to Jo Edgett for letting me know.   So…here’s the post:  Years ago, I flipped through a book at a friend’s house and have since regretted not buying my own copy. It […]

October 28, 2009

Thornton Wilder

The Bridge Of San Luis Rey is one of the finest books I’ve  read. This was Thornton Wilder’s “breakthrough” book. What does that mean? Breakthrough. Most people know him for Our Town. He once said something to the effect of “every actor should read ‘Our Town‘ every five years”. It’s like any art, I guess – […]