Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Fathers and Sons
Purchased at the Fordham University bookstore for an undergrad summer course–mentioned several times before on this blog–called, "Politics and the Novel."
I remember there was duel, but that's about all.
One of the things I remember about the course was that we were assigned something like eight or ten novels in six weeks. In fact, the original reading list included even more than that. I bought every book on the syllabus, even those we never got around to, like D.M. Thomas' The White Hotel.
Speaking of which, I have this sneaking suspicion that some of the books in the 'T' section of my library have remained in a mislabeled box. I find it hard to believe that I only have thirteen books written by authors whose last name begins with 'T.'
For instance, D.M. Thomas.
It's possible, I guess, that I sold it when we moved, as I purged my library pretty mercilessly before we left Buffalo, but still, it seems like there should be more. Hopefully we'll be buying a house soon so I can unpack all of my books again.
from Fathers and Sons
A gentleman in the early forties, wearing check trousers and a dusty overcoat, cam out on the low porch of the coaching-inn on the – highway. The date was the twentieth of may in the year 1859.