We live in a world where first-hand experience is daily more difficult to reach.”
—William Gaddis, The Recognitions, (New York: Penguin Books, 1985), p 952.
I was born in 1959 and didn't say a word until 1962 was nearly over, behavior which didn't trouble my parents in the least. There never turned out to be any reason to question their unquestioning acceptance of my silence. I once heard James Hillman explain...
Causes Peter Friedman Supports
Resisting the tide of free-market absolutism that seems to have risen ceaselessly over the years of my adulthood.
Peter’s Favorite Books
The Recognitions, Catch-22, The Man in the High Castle, Little, Big, On Heroes and Tombs, Drop City, Gravity's Rainbow, Against the Day, A Frolic of His Own,...