As all twenty-first century authors know, writing a book is now just a small part of publishing. The real work comes once the book is out. Here’s an instance of that assignment, but one that I will enjoy. On Thursday February 28th, I’ll be at Book Culture (81st and Columbus Ave) talking about My Brilliant Friends with my most brilliant and multi-talented friend, polymath Wayne Koestenbaum: poet, writer, critic, musician, painter, and, not least, my beloved colleague at the Graduate Center (CUNY). I hope to see you there.
From the Department of Self-Promotion
Welcome. Some musings on my current preoccupations with the worlds of illness and the worlds of books, the vicissitudes of living with cancer and the need now, in my eighties, to imagine what new writing might be.