Adios, Evan S. Connell

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  1. daniel
    daniel February 18, 2013 at 2:37 am .

    I just heard about Mr. Connells passing. I feared. No not feared, it was coming. I knew. But I hoped for another book. I have read and collected everything by him since I first discovered his books in 1980. "The White lantern", "Notes from a Bottle Found on a Beach at Carmel". His writing is graceful, simple, and mesmerizing. His research opened up worlds and

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison January 26, 2013 at 2:47 am .

    Ed! If the top of your head has flown out the window you can wait until morning to pick it up. That Connell! I'm reading his second novel, The Patriot (1960), at the moment. A portrait of how a kid who signs up to be a WWII Navy Aviator arrives at pacifism. After the domestic drama of Mrs. Bridge, it's no surprise this book didn't find the audience it deserves.

  3. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker January 25, 2013 at 8:37 pm .

    HEY JOE !!!!<br /><br />I just a moment ago got his Notes from a bottle found on the Beach at Carmel ..<br />this will be SOME long &quot;ride&quot; ….. and i <br />from the little so far read<br />will take it <br />2 or three pages at a time ..<br /><br />AN DIG THIS<br /><br />I got the American Viking 1963 FIRST edition that is listed here:<br /><br />http://www.larsenbooks.com.au/c22.htm

  4. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett January 19, 2013 at 3:24 am .

    I haven&#39;t in fact read anything by Evan S. Connell, though I really like the movie <i>Mr. and Mrs. Bridge</i> made from his novels. It&#39;s a lovingly done film, and a delight to see Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in the lead roles.<br /><br />I mean, how can you not like a movie that lists, among the closing credits, Senator Robert Dole of Kansas as Paul Newman&#39;s Shakespeare coach.

  5. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker January 18, 2013 at 11:46 pm .

    his &quot;Notes from a Bottle …&quot; is one of the two or three dozen (poetry) books that I yet have from the 60&#39;s !<br /><br />that opening stanza … THAT first line <br />of that opening piece that you re-use<br /><br />should be up on every poet&#39;s &quot;wall of fame&quot;<br /><br />and then his :<br />&quot; I must meditate<br />further on this.&quot;<br /><br /><br />me two !<br

  6. vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras)
    vazambam (Vassilis Zambaras) January 18, 2013 at 9:30 pm .

    The rare writers recede at an ever alarming rate of frequency but few miss them, which is even more alarming.

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