The Website of Novelist, Short Story Writer & Poet William Michaelian. A search for writing about Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel brought me to this site. Couldn't find a copy in Border's the other day. Moving from the Rs to the Ws, I noted the resurgence of Ayn Rand: several of her titles in new editions were prominently displayed. I had the thought that, as long as there are adolescents, there will be no lack of readers of Nietzsche, Rand, and Kerouac. Every generation discovers them anew and finds something to relate to before moving on to the better and the truer.
At first in the bookstore I drew a blank: couldn't remember the name of the author of Look Homeward, Angel and Of Time and the River. So I asked a matronly lady who worked that section and who looked intelligent. She had never heard of these titles. People nowadays don't know jackshit. But I feel too good this Sunday afternoon to start in on a rant, having acquitted myself nobly and without screw-up this morning in a 5 K trail race.