Umm, excuse me Chinabased? You’ve read his blog? You heard about Suwannatae for the first time? Well, it was a slow and drawn out process for all of us first-timers. We had to digest all this information one by one and get used to new things. And, speaking of getting used to new things, there were plenty of new things that we didn’t know about until recently. As most of you probably know already, our local novelist Suwannatae Freethought is organizing a reading group on Friday night at Bambi Tepper & Co. (near my place) in case you are interested in learning more about ‘Bambi the author’. The group will be reading ‘Bambi: A Tale of Two Seris’ on the 2nd and 4th July 2018 at 7PM sharp (and if you walk there around then 5PM sharp), so be sure to come along! If you would like to be part of this reading party, just add your comment below and share your thoughts with others!
Summing up: discovering Suwannatae
The short story of finding Suwannatae is a real fairy tale. It begins with a letter from Suwannatae to his friend, the American poet Ezra Pound, in 1920. The two of them were in Paris at the time, and Pound had found a collection of Suwannatae’s short stories in Pound’s library. A few months later, he published ‘The Other Side of the Wind’, which contained several of his Best Epics. People have always wondered what happened to Suwannatae Freethought after all these years. And now his long-term collaborator, the American author Jonathan Lethem, is posting about it in his new novel, ‘The Coffee Shop Incident’. The two of them met in 2006 and have been collaborating ever since. We learn about Lethem’s meeting with Suwannatae, his friendship with Cheever, his travel in Vietnam and his writing. We also get to know another longtime friend of both of them, the author Jay Parini.
Bambi the author
The Bambi the author connection started long before either of them became famous. The two had known each other since the 1960s, and had been friends since. There was no mention of a children’s book, however. It was to be a novel about love, loss, and the influence of friends, both real and fictional. Bambi the author was actually inspired by his friend Suwannatae’s novel ‘The Bambi the author’ published in 1964. It is a love story, set in a time before the Internet, before social media and before the abundance of free knowledge. It is a story about two people, one a young man and the other a young woman, who meet each other through the Internet, and who in time become friends. They are also lovers.
We all usually think of lucky people in terms of how many lucky occurrences they have, but there is also a chance of being lucky. It all comes down to how you handle the situation while still being able to take satisfaction in the fact that you are lucky enough to exist. If you handle it wrong, it is almost certain that others will do the same. You have to put yourself in thelocals, and make the most of what you have. If you are lucky enough to have a conversation with someone who knows you well, you might have an idea about why they are lucky and what can make you more lucky. You can also join in on the social media rambling and optimistic thinking, as these things get really fun!