I’m not sure why, but I’ve been on a jag of reading short European fiction in translation. It started after reading a review in the TLS of, “The Time of the Doves,” Then I read a review of, “Neapolitan Chronicles.”
After reading that book, in which the author mentioned in one essay some other writers she admires, I turned to a couple of Italian novelists from the 1950’s. Wound up with, “Conversations in Sicily,” by Elio Vittorini.
These are good “walls’ in which to work between while writing.
It’s part of a series, and this is the second installment.
All this is made possible by basically staying at home. And watching basketball or going to games: Center Court, Row 6.
Just eat at home.