Saturday, February 28, 2015
Aren't you amazed when you find an expected reference
to a quote that will send you on a hunt to find a treasure?
This just happened to me in starting a biography of Willa
Cather by Hermione Lee (a wonderful biographer).
I just found a reference to earlier American writers which
sent me to D.H. Lawrence's Studies in Classical American
Literature. ( that author of those books
of those shocking books I read in college)
My class is reading Moby Dick. One student
is writing a paper on Edgar Allen Poe. There is a whole
chapter on Poe: "Poe buries himself under it ( mastering
space) , in what D.H. Lawrence calles his 'horrible underground
passages of the human soul."
So thankful for footnotes and good writers and good stories.