Friday, July 27, 2007

Good God ...

... Garrison Keillor seems to be looking poorly: Poem: "The Clasp" .

Check out this item to. Especially, click on the first link, to John Treadwell Nichols:
It's the birthday of John Treadwell Nichols (books by this author), born in Berkeley, California (1940). After traveling in Central America and moving to New Mexico, he decided that he had to write a political novel about the lives of Latin American people. He worked on seven novels that never saw the light of day, and then finally came out with The Milagro Beanfield War (1974), about a poor man who diverts water from an irrigation canal so that he can raise beans to support his family. It was a great success, and Robert Redford made it into a movie.

1 comment:

  1. Frank, thanks for the reminder about Nichols birthday. I had the great pleasure of knowing him in the 70s, while I was a student at the University of New Mexico, adter he had published MBW. A great person, and great to know. That was a busy and exciting time for writing in NM ..... while Nichols was publishing MBW, we also had breaktrhough works by a paitr of UNM professor's - Leslie Silko's "Ceremony" and Rudy Anaya's "Bless Me, Ultima" ..... meanwhile, a UNM administrator, Tony Hillerman, had just come out with "Dance Hall of the Dead"

    A REALLY exciting time!