"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Road to the Tait Prize

I'm still not sure why The Road has won a Pulitzer, and now here it's won the James Tait prize as well. It's just that I like McCarthy's other books so much more. Well, The Road perhaps seems more timely, what with global warming threatening to incinerate us all.

2 comments:

Jaysus said...

Inundate us all, I think. It's one of those things, like giving the Oscar to a veteran actor for an easy role, career recognition, right?

Zen of Writing said...

Could be. I know some people loved The Road. I thought it was too simplistic and left too many questions unanswered, such as how anyone was surviving at all in a landscape that ruined.

Loved The Crossing, especially the section about returning the wolf.