What Are Stories For?

Recently I’ve been reading some of the classical Greek plays, notably Aeschylus: Agamemnon, The Persians, and Seven Against Thebes; Sophocles: Ajax. I took a couple of Classics courses in college and enjoyed them, and this re-visit broadens my understanding. I’ve … Continue reading

Pynchon – Inherent Vice

This is supposedly more accessible than Gravity’s Rainbow, the ponderous postmodern exercise for which Pynchon won the National Book Award in 1974, although the Pynchon style is the same.  This is a lighthearted detective story, with the PI, Doc Sportello trying … Continue reading