... mainly non fiction. Because I'm in the new stages of a...

I'm Reading ...

March 17, 1996|By John Barth

... mainly non fiction. Because I'm in the new stages of a novel of my own, I try to stay away from strong literary voices and stick to non fiction. I just fininshed John Mcphee's "Looking for a Ship" and Paul Theroux's "Old Patagonian Express."

I've been reading a lot of science magazines, Scientific American. I read them as a source for metaphors. The new fiction I'm very interested in reading and haven't read are John Updike's "In the Beauty of the Lilies" and Philip Roth's "Sabbath's Theater." They are comrades and co-evils of mine and I don't want to hear their music in my ear when I'm trying to tune my own fiddle.

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