Saturday, June 2, 2007

This Week in Reading June 3 - 9

There are some absolutely fine writers this week, the poet Allen Ginsberg, the poetic playwright Federico Lorca and storywriter Margarite Yourcenar, as well as Thomas Mann and Margaret Drabble. There are also popular contemporaries like Larry McMurty and Louise Erdrich, and the very popular mystery thriller writers, Sara Paretsky, and Patricia Cornwell. But two authors born this week consistenly help us figure out how to keep true to our values amidst all the upheavals and willful ignorances of current politics and commerce, intelligent television's Bill Moyers and Dilbert's creator, Scott Adams.

This Week's question: (Two parts) Whom did Moyers interview as his first guest on his new Friday night series on PBS called Bill Moyers Journal and when is the next meeting of the local Moyers Talkers, who re-view, discuss and blog about his issues, in the Central Library Learning Center computer room?

Answer to Last Week's question: Lillian Hellman became a well-known and respected playwright in her own right but her career developed from associations generated by her long affair with Dashiell Hammett who had divorced his first wife with whom there were two daughters. However, at his death Hellman, rather than they, obtained the rights to Hammett's novels and screenwork.

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