The National Public Radio commentator shares the story of his evolution from a reader into a writer in a series of essays on his greatest literary influences, from Hemingway to Elizabeth Tallent.
Not how to get the message on your beeper. Fiction writer, critic, and radio book commentator Cheuse collects 21 essays and an interview with him, most previously published, looking back at the thousands of books he has read, reviewed, and loved. He clearly distinguishes between ancient and modern literature, and among the contemporary literatures of various cultures. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)