Bermuda ShortseBook - 2010
In clothing, Bermuda shorts are a kind of casual formal wear ? and in this collection of essays, Bermuda shorts is the perfect metaphor for James J. Patterson?s fundamentally serious but playful literary style. Patterson writes like the love child of Henry Miller and Mary Karr, with all the contradictions that implies ? a philosopher who thinks best over a glass of fine wine; an ex-Catholic still haunted by the image of the Crucifixion; an irreverent political satirist whose patriotism flies the flag of another iconoclast, Thomas Paine. In this collection, we find reflections both serious and playful, on what it means to be a man, an artist, an iconoclast, a patriot, a lover, as the 20th century rolls over into the 21st.
Publisher: Chicago, Il : Santa Fe Writers Project, 2010.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.