"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Thursday, June 26, 2003 The Paris Review features a lively interview with Jonathan Miller, opera director, former medical doctor, and a writer of the Beyond the Fringe satirical revue. His skit on George III, General Wolfe and the Biting of the Generals is priceless. He has no use for continental philosophers. Nor does he have use for religion, which leaves him at something of a loss, it must be said, to explain the Things he acknowledges Just Are, including the admirable courage and sacrifice people exhibit on behalf of others.
While at the Paris Review site, see also the archived 1955 interview with James Thurber, which opens with a wonderful anecdote about a naked woman, a bookcase, and a meticulously detail-oriented New Yorker editor.