Tag: writers

A breed apart from ordinary humans, and responsible for much of their culture. Some would call them the salvation of humanity; others wouldn’t call them a cab.

A Tool and a Tease

PATIENT READERS OF MY RIMLESS Sea stories will, I hope, find this document of some value: it’s a PDF catalogue of every Prosatio Silban tale I’ve so far completed; at this writing, only about half have been published here. Go…

First Graf: The Dharma Bums

IN MANY WAYS, THIS 1958 book is better than the earlier On the Road. Kerouac’s signature stream-of-consciousness narrative style is more flowy, and the novel’s lionized centerperson (poet Gary Snyder, or “Japhy Ryder” as tDB calls him) a more noble…