"The Mysteries of Pittsburgh"
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Dreams are effluvia, bodily information, to be shared only with intimates and doctors. At the breakfast table, in my house, an inflexible law compels all recounting of dreams to be compressed into a sentence, or better still, half a sentence, like the paraphrasings of epic films listed in 'TV Guide': 'Rogue Samurai saves peasant village'. The recounting of a dream is - ought to be - a source of ...
Says that his inspiration for "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" was fear. He was afraid that all of the other students, at the college he was attending, had already written novels, and he didn't want to be left out. He found "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
and "Goodbye, Columbus" by Philip Roth
in his step-father's basement office next to each other on a shelf. Both later heavily influenced...