Saturday, June 5, 2010
6 AM. I am still reading Reynolds, Papa, getting toward the end of The Paris Years, and while he is very good as a recorder of your life, and seems to be appreciative of your work as it changed our literature, I don’t get the sense that he knows the kind of thing you’ve showed me here. The analysis of A Farewell To Arms, for one, though I haven’t gone back to reread that session.
It does show me the value of this, and the autonomy of the information source (that is, I’m not just making it up) — and shows me I need to index the material, though I don’t know how I’ll do it.