|Index to the Topical Guide|
by Mark Dorset
is comforting, when one feels a bit “lost,” to be able to put one’s feet
up, close one’s eyes, and look back, as it were, along the road that one
followed from wherever one once was to wherever one may be now, to “retrace
one’s steps,” and find, along that roadside, familiar milestones. It is
certainly comforting for me; for if I am feeling a bit “lost,” when I begin
such a backward ramble, I am often lost during it as well, wandering on
someone else's road, or backing out of a cul-de-sac, and it is always a
great relief to come upon one of these milestones, or, if you prefer, landmarks.
Peter Leroy, “My Mother Takes a Tumble”
in mind two sorts of cross reference
— one concerned with words and the other with things. . . .
|This is a listing of entries in my topical guide to who’s who and what’s what in the Personal History, Adventures, Experiences & Observations of Peter Leroy (so far) — MD|
Author as Other, the
Beath, Bertram W.
Black Jacques and Fat Hank
Boats, Rowboats, Sinking Boats
Books and Reading
Boundaries and Edges
Chacallit, New York
Clam, Happy as a
|Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Humor in Life and Art
Imagination, Products of the
Leroy, Ella Piper
Little Things of Life, the
Minutiae of Everyday Life
I should like to see the custom introduced of readers who are pleased with a book sending the author some small cash token: anything between half-a-crown and a hundred pounds. Authors would then receive what their publishers give them as a flat rate and their “tips” from grateful readers in addition, in the same way that waiters receive a wage from their employers and also get what the customer leaves on the plate. Not more than a few hundred pounds—that would be bad for my character—not less than half-a-crown—that would do no good to yours.
Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise
Copyright © 1996, 2003 by Eric Kraft
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