Click image to order
Never miss a post
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields
Correct invalid entries


« An Interview with Michael Robbins [by Robert P. Baird] | Main | Eden as an allegory of a drug bust and its aftermath: Walter Kirn on Original Sin »

January 11, 2012


I would direct one and all who would venture into luminous afterthought to "get down" with walter kirns "Bible Study" on his blog at

This from his first installment: "At last I understand: the Eden story in Genesis is about a drug bust and its aftermath."

Another marvelous post. Thank you. RPB. I have, by coincidence, begun not one but several recent pieces with a Rabbi (or Rebbe or Rev but not one named Elimelekh, truly a beautiful name, meaning I believe "Lord King, though I'll have top check that). Mention of Columbia's rare book library at 114th Street recalls me to a place I once knew well: I was in the class of '70 at the College. When were you there? Bill, I will certainly follow your suggestion. Eden allegorized as a drug bust and its aftermath is rich. -- DL

Hi David, thanks again! Our trip happened in the summer of 1999.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

click image to order your copy
That Ship Has Sailed
Click image to order
BAP ad
"Lively and affectionate" Publishers Weekly


I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


  • StatCounter