Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Role of Pie in American Literature

Man! Jack Kerouac sure does like apple pie and ice cream. ON THE ROAD does for apple pie and ice cream what MILDRED PIERCE did for chicken. She baked good pies, too, of course. I think a lot about that crabapple number she made to butter up Bert. But for me, in the end, Mildred Pierce is all about the chicken.