So, wishing to give each of them its due nod from Bubba’s Book Club, I will attack the list alphabetically, with a brief description.
For these are all books that I genuinely loved, and wanted to write about, for one reason or another. , John Barth (2011) Even into his early eighties (born 1930), the long-reigning master of postmodernism (hipsters call it “po-mo,” or even “pomo”) demonstrates his endurance as a playful-yet-profound observer and contemplator of humanity and life. Barth describes a young writer in a small house in Upstate New York with a full teaching load and a young family.
in another line of business, transporting river pilots and maneuvering large cargo vessels in and out of ports.In telling their story, Michael Chabon’s masterly technique is deftly applied, yet with such subtlety that a casual reader might not notice — the way it’s supposed to be.To quote Ovid (some wisdom demands repetition), “If the art is concealed, it succeeds.” Subtle shadings of description and mood are woven with consummate skill into sentences of modern brevity and clarity, but the rhythm of words is used like phrases of music — to make description mood.The announcement, which came Monday in a workforce notice from the state of Oregon, disappointed members of the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific, who work out of Foss offices in Portland and Astoria."They're upset," said Alan Coté, the union's national president.
Through storms and fair weather, Foss tugs have delivered river pilots to incoming vessels off Astoria and collected pilots who steer the ships across the Columbia Bar.