June 11, 2015

Saul Bellow

http://explore.noodle.com/post/121200676688/for-saul-bellows-centennial-today-his-superb

That whirling mind of a modern reader reminds me that earlier today. I saw this story about Lawrence Ferlinghetti

From his desk window, Ferlinghetti surveys his North Beach neighborhood, which he says is changing just like the rest of San Francisco. Take for example his favorite neighborhood coffee shop, where he says no one talks to anyone else anymore because they're all staring at a screen. "Yesterday morning I was walking down there and a guy passed me. I said, 'Good morning;' he didn't even look at me. He just went right on past," he recalls with a laugh.