Dwight Macdonald

This article explains a great deal about life before the postmodern mixing of high and low and numerous other things that existed before my time.

It is vacation and I have indulged in some perhaps low and middlebrow culture. I have read James Lee Burke, Jolie Blon’s Bounce, set in the bayous; Dedra Johnson, Sandrine’s Letter to Tomorrow, set in Mississippi and New Orleans; and Jonathan Kellerman, Mystery, set in Los Angeles.

Now I am rereading Roland Barthes, La Tour Eiffel, and starting Leonardo Padura, El hombre que amaba a los perros and also the essays in the catalogue for Olmec. All of these current readings are serious, but they do not seem like work.

Films I would like to see before the vacation ends are Herzog, Into the Abyss, and the new edition of The Gold Rush.

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2 Responses to Dwight Macdonald

  1. Reading Kellerman is my dirty little secret, too. 🙂

  2. Z says:

    He’s thin compared to Burke, though!

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