High School Reunion
100 Things About
Me (I'm working on it)
Just a quick response to a friend on email
A Day in Montana:
10/06/2001 (sort of half written anyway)
Mint Bars in
Montana, 1998-Present (sort of a continuing
Reggae in the Rockies,
"Getting A Web
Site", Internet Navigating (regular
Woman, Spring, 1997.
"Miss December, 1995", Intermountain
Woman, Winter, 1997.
"Miss December, 1995", Saucebox,
"Touch", Free Quarter, Montana State
University, Bozeman, MT, 1973.
"The Dinosaur Suit", Idaho State University,
Pocatello, ID, 1993.
"Bitterroot", Seeds, Pecan
Grove Press, San Antonio, TX, 1996.
Articles and film reviews too numerous to mention
in The Exponent (Montana State University),
The Kaimin (University of Montana), the Billings
Gazette, and the Missoulian.
"Transforming the Myth: The Selling of the Church
Universal and Triumphant", Popular Arthurian
Culture, Popular Culture Press, Bowling Green,
into Film, edited by William Kittredge and
Steven M. Krauzer, Harper & Row, New York, NY
Sixties: The Last Journal of Edmund Wilson,
edited by Lewis Dabney, Farrar, Straus & Giroux,
New York, NY 1993.
puts Montana as a separate planet in the literary universe...we're
pretty far out there. Some great writers come from Montana
and living here I've got to meet quite a few of them.
Here are some I recommend:
very favorite is a novella by Jim Harrison that was made into
a film, Legends of the Fall. I met him on May 24, 2002, at
the Livingston Bar and Grill, this wily looking handsome old
guy at the bar. The first thing that popped out of my mouth
was "Few men have given me as many hours of pleasure
as you have." True, and it suited him just fine.
River Runs Through It, Norman McLean
love all the new mysteries by Montana writers, especially
Sandra West Prowell and Jamie Harrison (Jim's daughter).
They take place in Billings and Livingston respectively, both
places where I have lived and they're true to their place.
My friend, Peter Bowen is a wonderful writer, too -- his Metis
detective has a clear and powerful voice.
100 BEST NOVELS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (IN ENGLISH)
off, I'd have to say that the best novel of the twentieth
century probably wasn't written in English...I think it's
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude.
When Modern Library came out with its problematic list, I
methodically read the ones I hadn't already read (about 26),
and that's still my conclusion.