Peter La Salle

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The Alamo Playing Cards

This is about the deck of Alamo cards. Or that’s what we kids in my family called them back in the fifties in Rhode Island where I grew up. Now that I look back on it, there was a lot … Read More

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Borges and Batts Hall

Borges: A LifeBy Edwin WilliamsonViking575 pages$34.95 If you’re looking for something to give you a good sense of the meaning of the term “Borgesian”—as derived from the name of the Argentine literary experimenter Jorge Luis Borges—you probably don’t have to … Read More

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Sugar High

The late Terry Southern was known for a lot of things, including doing much of the writing on the screenplays of the landmark films Dr. Strangelove and Easy Rider. But for most it will always be his association with the … Read More

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Je suis américain....

In Tunis last summer, the situation was tricky. And in light of recent headlines, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what happened to me there. Tunisia is very much a Muslim country, and this was only a few months … Read More

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Lone Star Laureate?

Lone Star Laureate? BY PETER LASALLE Elizabeth CostelloBy J.M. CoetzeeViking230 pages, $21.95 n case you haven’t heard, South African novelist J. M. Coetzee—the winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in literature and author of this new book Elizabeth Costello—has a … Read More

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Between the Ears

With a pair of used Rollerblade Lightnings that cost me 50 bucks and a hockey stick bought at a local Target Store, I like to go out to the concrete tennis courts at a small park in my Austin neighborhood. … Read More

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