Re: In defense of lurkers

From: John Gedsudski <>
Date: Sat Feb 22 2003 - 15:05:20 EST

>Dear Professor...I may be an obese and inbred lurker but I'll be damned if
>I'll let you call me mid-western. With that emphatic and effective defense
>of lurkers everywhere, I'm just going to crawl back to my recliner enclosed
>with plastic sheeting and duct tape for a dose of reality TV and crack open
>a liter of soda pop....then to end my day, fall asleep reading the recently
>highly recommended pages of Hapworth (I have heard its priceless)...Walter

Well put, Walt.
Do not go gentle into that still night.
Not without that remote, at least.

If you are looking for insight into the enigmatic Seymour Glass, a real
introduction-the only one J.D. Salinger ever gives us to the man-than I
thoroughly recommend,even prescribe, a reading of Hapworth 16, 1924. Don't
worry if you don't get through it in one sitting, I am sure you don't read
400,000 words a day like Buddy. Just get to the part(s) on sensuality.
That story is poignant, juvenile yet refined.
I am not pulling your leg on this one, Walt.
Just about every theme this list has come up with in regards to the Glass
stories is found in that letter, and for once we don't have an alter-ego
giving us a half-assed vicarious production.

It's bonafide.


John Gedsudski
Adjunct Professor of Caricature
Philisita Community College
501 Sanctimony Drive

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