We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendors of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend. — John Maynard Keynes
More book notes
From my 1982 notebook, I've found and posted notes on V. S. Naipaul, Miguel Street (V. S.'s first novel) and, in the Spanish-language section, some ridiculous but effectively lubricious Mexican pornography by Rodolfo Durón, Aventuras galantes de un chofer particular.
The Ox-Bow IncidentI just added to my fiction readings page a note on this curious 1940 antifascist western fantasy (from my notebook of 1982): Walter Van Tilburg Clark, The Ox-Bow Incident.
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