“Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.”–Philip Roth
What a gorgeous morning for a visit with The Umbrella Girl!
This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted.
- Philip Roth, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author, Dies at 85 [THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER]
- Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Philip Roth Dies at 85 [VARIETY]
- Philip Roth, Fearless and Celebrated Author, Dies at 85 [LOS ANGELES TIMES]
A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!
Today’s selection? The Hills Beyond by Thomas Wolfe.
- TITLE: THE HILLS BEYOND
- AUTHOR: THOMAS WOLFE
- THIS EDITION: 1968
- SIGNET CLASSICS
WHY I BOUGHT IT:
This is another case of filling a hole in my collection. I also really dig the cover.
Thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying the series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
- YOU, TOO, CAN LIVE IN NORMAN MAILER’S HOUSE [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- TOM WOLFE, STRAIGHT-ARROW VIRGINIA GENT [THE PARIS REVEIW]
- FABULOUS PHOTOS FROM NYC’S PUNK AND NO-WAVE ERA [FLAVORWIRE]
- STUNNING ILLUSTRATIONS FOR NEW EDITIONS OF ‘FAHRENHEIT 451’ AND ‘I AM LEGEND’ [FLAVORWIRE]
Lady in Blue by Konstantin Somov (1897):
My autographed photo of Baby Rose Marie, from the last bunch of pics she signed back in November 2017. Framed by me.
Check out all of the details over on Font & Frock!
Mary thanks you in advance.
“The problem with fiction, it has to be plausible. That’s not true with non-fiction.”–Tom Wolfe