Thursday, February 07, 2013
Quivering and Undelivered
I knew you'd want me to tell you if there were any other descriptions of green Jell-O in THE DOG OF THE SOUTH by Charles Portis: "The doctor was still holding the green jello in his spoon, quivering and undelivered." That's at the top of the page. At the bottom of the same page: "I was heavy and sodden with jello." And you know, it occurs to me in the last "post" I also said I was reading VISIONS OF GERARD "for fun." That's a weird thing to say! Because the subject matter of VISIONS OF GERARD is among the gloomiest imaginable. What I meant was that I am rereading THE DOG OF THE SOUTH for class and VISIONS OF GERARD on my own time, but obviously THE DOG OF THE SOUTH is a lot more actual fun. It is all the fun.