February 26, Thursday night -- Reading Greil Marcus

At Cafe La Boheme, in the Mission District
Reading Like A Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads, by cultural critic, Greil Marcus.

He is a bookseller and, covering every wall of his home, are shelves of 10,000 books. He sells all types, though specializes in Latin American, politics, history and poetry. You can contact him at Tonybook@ATT.net.

Some of his favorite speeches, essays, books -- History Will Absolve Me, by Fidel Castro; Man and Socialism in Cuba, by Ernesto Che Guevara; Clandestine Poems, by Roque Dalton; Canto General, by Pablo Neruda; For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway.

From his childhood -- Make Way for the Ducklings, by Robert McCloskey and (one of my all time favorites) Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton.

1 Comment:

TootsNYC said...

Mike Mulligan had a steam shovel. A beautiful red steam shovel. Her name was Mary Ann.

I love Mike Mulligan. My daughter had it, too, when she was a toddler, and she called every backhoe-type vehicle a "Mary Ann."

I remember getting teary at the end of it.