Commentaries - March 2009

Three from the Vienna paradox

Marjorie Perloff’s PennSound page includes a talk she gave at the Writers House on Frank O’Hara, Jasper Johns, and

Cheever everywhere

The death of books? Maybe, depending on how narrowly you define “books.” Take John Cheever’s brilliant early (first?) short story, “Goodbye, My Brother.” There are more ways to read this text than one could have imagined ten years ago when it was already deemed a classic. By now it’s seemingly everywhere!