Great novels

January 26, 2016


Dear Hildie:


I thought you’d already read Bovary. I read it back in 1966-67, when we were corresponding, and you were sending me lists of books to read. I read that, THE RED AND THE BLACK, and WAR AND PEACE, plus a lot of Faulkner—all that your urging!


Right now I’m reading Robert Coover’s THE UNIVERSAL BASEBALL ASSOCIATION, J. HENRY WAUGH, PROPRIETOR, a 1968 absurdist novel which is quite enjoyable. Ever heard of it? It has a wonderfully original premise.


Have to go now and get a haircut in the rain.


Take care,



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