"The Mysteries of Pittsburgh"
1 Interview |
5 Articles |
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Did You Know?
Soul food is the caravansary along the road from the African past to the American present, from freedom to slavery to freedom again. Soul food is the little joint at the broken heart of America where all the kitchen inheritances ingather and get tangled like travellers' yarns, like strands of DNA.
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...