Thursday, November 16, 2006
For the Clerisy #s 68
For the Clerisy #s 68 / Brant Kresovich, P.O. Box 404, Getzville NY 14068-0404 / firstname.lastname@example.org / $2, LOC, or trade / The first of these two issues opens with correspondents' notes of where they were on June 21st the date of Kresovich's "World Wide Party". I was at my office, what a thrill. He goes on to recommend a novel I read as a teenager, Brian Aldiss' Greybeard; it's good to see that neglected masterpiece receive due praise, 40 years post-publication. I see also that Brant has read Ken Kesey's glorious second novel, Sometimes a Great Notion -- wonderful last sentence in that book -- and that he has seen the biopic on Bettie Page, boy o boy. In the followup number he touches on Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year, Gore Vidal's Lincoln, Comanche Dawn and H.G. Wells' When the Sleeper Wakes get the feeling that this journal "for the clerisy" (those who read for pleasure) is eclectic? It's also well-written and great fun. Nice notice for Challenger and TZD, too.