Just out of curiosity, I looked up Pulitzer Prize winners for the year 1982, my birth year. Surprisingly, the nominated list for fiction includes Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, which I got interested in recently. The winner was John Updike’s Rabbit Is Rich (I’ve seen the Rabbit series before but they just didn’t get me, somehow). Poetry winner: The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath, published posthumously. I’ve always thought of her as a bleak character, sinister and brooding–I can never be sure that her works were pure genius instead of the end-product of some twisted thinking.
T o answer Tashia (in case she remembers to check my blog instead of waiting for my reply email): yes, I’m STILL alive. When are you visiting?