Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Anais Nin - From the Blizzard of Purple Postcards A Snowflake


It is almost as though my Blog is a storage bin for fragments which are seeds of future writing - Through the gathering of bits, snippets, trinkets, scraps, I begin to see a magnificent tapestry in the making -
Here is yet another purple snowflake from what Anais called "the blizzard of our correspondence."
I find her handwriting easier to read in my blogposts than in the original, because they can be enlarged by a click or two - Try it and let me know please what you think.
Wayne


Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Note On Vignettes From The Chinese In Montana

Well, we begin with a beheading befitting cinematic treatment and go on to some rather mortal musings on grasshoppers and trains - We have a lone woman at the bar, Graceful by name, and some literary allusions to Pliny and Hart Crane. Interesting enough in this latter day of Walmart and Hobby Lobby, of Target and Idiocracy, where it is common enough to be sure that the lowliest placed employee toiling in these Chinese Import Palaces sees the import in the otherwise startling question: "Have we lost our heads to China?" that these fragments should surface from all over the globe-They have come to you from Sweden, India, San Francisco, Eagle Point Oregon, and Algodones, New Mexico where many a page had been lost to the drifting snow-buried cornfields, many scattered through the Sangre de Cristo range, and some coming our way from Cupertino, headquarters of Apple. Startling what one might find when one has the gumption to take up the best advice ever offered mortals on this planet, to wit-
"Gather Up The Fragments That Remain That Nothing May Be Lost"
Tell me what you think of my Vignettes (previous post) - Wayne

Vignettes From The Chinese In Montana Recovered In Bombay






Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wayne2Wayne - Memos To Myself

The depth and breadth of your faith is also your choice - #Wayne2Wayne

Friday, November 5, 2010

About "The Chinese In Montana" - A Novel


I began writing novel which was to become "The Chinese In Montana" in 1965. It's birth was greatly assisted by two midwifery literary ladies - Marguerite Young and Anais Nin. It was Marguerite who sent 100 pages of my manuscript to Anais who then "showed it around" as she was later to reveal. Those to whom she showed it included William F. Claire, the Editor of Voyages, Hiram Haydn, of Harcourt Brace & Editor of The American Scholar, and Henry Miller - The script drew high praise from these gentlemen, and I was greatly heartened to continue the work.
Here is a brief if somewhat enigmatic summation of this surrealistic sally as it appeared in a pamphlet published in India -