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Mouse at Fifty, not at Rest

I read in the New York Times Arts, Briefly that Armistead Maupin’s next book, Michael Tolliver Lives, will be out next year. I thought I’d pass that along for those who want to know.

Your Humble Blogger is ambivalent (there’s a surprise). On one hand, I like Michael Tolliver. I’d even go so far as to say that I miss Michael Tolliver. I am looking forward to finding out what he’s been up to these last years. On the other hand, returning to a world created in his youth is often (I know, not always, but often) a sign of expiring creative energy. Or at least it’s a disappointment: the Stella Gibbons of Conference at Cold Comfort Farm has different concerns from the Stella Gibbons who wrote the original, and her point that you can’t go home again (if that was her point) was scarcely what I wanted from a return to Howling, Sussex. Or the author decides to turn the whole thing on its head, which is even less welcome.

Still, Michael Tolliver Lives! That’s a relief.

chazak, chazak, v’nitchazek,
-Vardibidian.

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