One day it’s Robert Frost, the next day it’s an old hit by The Osmonds. It’s amazing what goes through your head when you’re up on a ladder picking apples.
That farmer and this writer have a lot in common.
This time I’ll be tackling “He Said, She Said,” a novel about the career of a couple of journalists who start with a local newspaper just after the Watergate era.
Benfey examines Kipling’s letters and papers, and those of his contemporaries, and tells the story of the decade in which the author tried to fit in as a nouveau American — and then abruptly abandoned the plan.