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Prose Pros

January 7, 2016

Tags: Jacob Appel, Robert Sullivan, hedgehog, American Revolution, Philip Freneau

I don't often write it up after the fact, but I have to say this was one of my all-time favorite readings. Two good writers with real subject matter, who were enhanced by the pairing.

Bob Sullivan (born 1 day after me) led off with a section from My American Revolution, his almanac/history of some of the byways of that war, such as the (very bad) poet Philip Freneau, and Bob's search—distracted by felafel—for the New Jersey field where he died. It was hilarious & you should buy all his books immediately.

Jacob Appel (born 3 days after me) read from his wonderful story "La Tristesse des Hérissons," from a book called Einstein's Beach House, concerning a hedgehog's psychiatrist. It was hilarious & you should buy all his books immediately.