Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Peeking Over The Shoulders Of Giants.

Collection of essays about famous essays.

Revisiting, updating and correcting essays by famous writers.

How are the subjects faring? How have the places changed? Did the writer(s) misrepresent in egregious ways? Do organizations and people operate more self-consciously after being documented? Change for the better? Worse?

Examples:

I would take the same cruise, or visit the same fair as David Foster Wallace in "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again."

I would visit that traffic bureau from Didion's "The White Album."

Check out E.B. White's farm (documented so lovingly in "One Man's Meat.")

Etc.

1 comment:

Edward O'Neill said...

Fabulous. They need you @ Knopf.