Sunday, March 2, 2014

Authors Day

Tom Wolfe

Ted Geisel

Today is the birthday of two men of letters, Tom Wolfe and Theodor Seuss Geisel- Dr. Seuss. Each in his distinctive way has changed literature, Wolfe whose novels offered dead on portrayals of American life, and Geisel who transformed kiddie books from Dick and Jane to thoughtful works of art. While both are vibrant writers, only one of these men will likely still be read in 50 years. My money is on Dr. Seuss.

Happy Birthday Gents, thank you.


1 comment:

Jg. for FatScribe said...

fantastic props to both of these cats. love dr. suess from way back, and especially his "how the grinch stole christmas"

just purchased two more tom wolfe books "painted word" and "from bauhaus to our house" as i was cross referencing paul johnson's "modern times" in light of modernity and art, etc.

as usual, your epic taste in finery and erudition are confirmed.