Friday, March 12, 2010
The Night in Question by Tobias Wolff
Throughout my college years Tobias Wolff was one of my favorite authors. I read all of his short story collections, memoirs, and even tracked down a copy of of his first and out of print novel (which he has rebuffed as inferior work). He was a definite influence on my own work as well. At this point I've moved a bit beyond that style of writing, but I still love the story "Bullet in the Brain," which is collected in The Night in Question. I've read it more than anything else he's written, and even made a print based on some of its text.