place is all: Liberty

This blog post is brought to you in three parts. I. A missing jogger, a body in a portable toilet. Last Friday, a construction worker found an unidentified body in a portable toilet next to a junior high school in the Kansas City suburb of Liberty, Missouri. Today the body was confirmed to belong to …

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place is all

From an interview between The Paris Review and William Goyen in 1975. INTERVIEWER How do you react to the charges of being a regional writer? GOYEN For me, environment is all. Place—as I was saying about my students—is absolutely essential. I know the vogue for the non-place, the placeless place, à la Beckett, is very …