Comment: jrd - saw this book at the Harvard bookstore and thought of you

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jrd - saw this book at the Harvard bookstore and thought of you

1963: The Year of the Revolution: How Youth Changed the World with Music, Art, and Fashion . Not that I read it... But it had a pretty cover, and it is about young people (like you), and art and music. But mainly I put the link here so you'll see the Easter Egg on the bookshelf and know I left you a note.

Quality over quantity. Check. I'm down with that.

There was this weird little stretch when I was in Taipei. We stayed in about 6 different places in Taipei, 10 total on that trip. This one place I called "The Haunted House" because it was up on a hill, and had this old English style deco. Lots of wood paneling, and weird English toilets with wooden seats that were cracking. That's when I found out about the JD Salinger stories being leaked online.

That first story had a reference to Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, which was weird, because I'd just picked up a copy of that book at the English language bookstore in Taipei. Old, free of copyright, it was cheap, and I wanted to read it again. It was a weird little rhyme. Then not but a couple weeks later, I noticed you mentioned the book as well, in a whole different context. But when you think about it, not really a different context at all. Because there is just one context, really.

I got a postcard from Shanghai the other day, when I picked up all my mail from when I was away! What a lovely surprise.

Anyway, to answer your question, yes! It will be legendary. We are our own lost generation. Is that paper of yours online? Can I go like it somewhere?

And speaking of Paris, and the lost generation, and writers, if you haven't seen it, I think you'll like this. It is better than the trailer makes it look.

Oh, and the drunk publishing. Ah, yes. That gives it a much more distinguished (and serious) air than simply drunk posting. I shall keep your wise advice in mind.

And we all float on, ok?