Monday, July 3, 2023

The filling station as built art


This restored Shell station lives in the bustling metropolis of La Grange, Wisconsin, which I drive through on the way to and from my daughter's summer camp. 

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Book: Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

O'Farrell, Maggie. Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague. Vintage.

Let there be no mistake that this is a novel for English majors! It offers a fictional filling in of the life and times of Shakespeare's son Hamnet.

But I enjoyed it too, and so might you. The writing is beautiful, the characters are full and rich, and the author has done her work, as best I can tell, to understand and accurately describe the historical setting within which the novel takes place. 

Recommended to those who think they might value such a literary enterprise.

Hat tip: Tyler Cowen