Thursday, May 18, 2006

Review of Richard Lingeman's DOUBLE LIVES

The new NYTimes Book Review (May 14, 2006) has a review of Double Lives by Richard Lingeman. It is a study of literary friendships, and Howells/Clemens is included at length. The reviewer (Roy Blount, Jr.) says that Howells "was perhaps the ideal writer friend; secure in his own standing, editorially influential on friends' behalf and too short to tower over anyone in person."

--Gary Culbert