08 February 2010
What a kind thing to say, *Capitu, when clearly most of what I talk about are simply childish fascinations.
For example in The Part About Fate, I was startled and delighted suddenly to be transported back to a place I know so much better. In his lecture on the stars, Seaman talks about the stars we see from Interstate 80 between Des Moines and Lincoln.
Less ethereally, Campbell, a short time later, is reminiscing about going to college in Sioux City and a bar in Smithland near the Little Sioux River.
It was a bit disorienting to encounter that in this book. But fun.
*Capitu is a fictional character who appears in Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis, a classic Brazilian novel.