Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Dawn Powell!

Here's a good article from the Washington Times about Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, and Dawn Powell. To be honest, I'm not terribly interested in the vagaries of literary fame, and at least 90% of the goodness of the article is embodied in its subject matter. That said, any appreciation of Cather, Wharton, and Powell is worth reading. My first response was actually to exclaim "Dawn Powell!" in the student lounge. I had been looking for a great writer to recommend to a friend and Powell is an absolutely fantastic American satirist. Read "The Locusts Have no King" as soon as possible, and definitely before you die, or go to Manhattan, or both.

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