A Thing of Beauty
June 11, 2016 Edition
The Italians speak with their hands in the same way I read with a marker. I highlight passages that gives me new perspectives, or where I learn something, or if I really like the way an idea or a character's dialogue was written.
I am learning a lot from the three books I'm reading at the same time.
I see the glory of true leadership in Franklin Roosevelt's uncanny charisma and dynamic presidency from FDR: The First Hundred Days by historian Anthony J. Badger.
I feel drawn to the minimalist style by Pulitzer Prizewinner David Mamet in his acclaimed plays and screenplays as Ira Nadel reveals in David Mamet: A Life In The Theater.
I'm writing another novel now, and the elegant and nuanced prose of Bernard Malamud, also a winner of the Pulitzer, in his classic novel The Natural, inspires me to create a thing of beauty and a timeless work of art.
~ Huggybear Diaries, Saturday November 28, 2015
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