Norman Rush's Novel Subtle Bodies

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Norman Rush talks about his new novel, Subtle Bodies. It’s a sophisticated, often comical, romp through the particular joys and tribulations of marriage, and the dilemmas of friendship, as a group of college friends reunites in upstate New York 20-some years after graduation. 


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Comments [2]

Pamela Hudson from Rockland County

To jgarbuz from queens, that is not wisdom. It is called insecthood.

Oct. 12 2013 03:07 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Your formerly idealistic guest so much reminds me of myself as I once was. The brutal truth is that anyone who "believes" in anything is engaging in self-delusion. The truth is that life is meaningless, brutal, and wholly political. Those who are wholly materialistic, political, self-centered and accumulate or discard "friends" are the true realists. They do whatever they do strictly for their own advantage in the material sense of the word. They make use of idealists and the ego-less.
So many of us learn this fact relatively late in life. It's called "wisdom."

Oct. 08 2013 01:18 PM

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