27 April 2007

2007 Pulitzers

I'm a blogging fool today! I'm using up all my blogging time for the next three weeks to come in one morning. But I had to call attention to this, and then I'll shut up.
2007 Pulitzer Prizes:
Of course, most of them I gloss through. Two are important to me, no, make that three (cuz I can't count when I've posted this much): fiction, drama, and music.
Fiction: The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It's on my list, but I haven't read it, yet. Wish I had so that I could be one of those (like Lisa Samson and Mary DeMuth) who predicted its greatness.
Drama: Rabbit-Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire. I confess, I've lost track of what's going on in the dramatic world due to trying to keep up with other things, so I don't know this work.
Music: Sound Grammar by Ornette Coleman. Big year for jazz this year! John Coltrane (whom I love more than Coleman, mostly because I get him) got a special citation. Coleman fathered free jazz and made huge strides toward avant-garde music. If memory serves correctly, which it may not, Coleman decided to castrate himself as a stance against the overt masculine sexuality dominating jazz music at the time. He didn't go through with it, though.
Coltrane started out with Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk and ended up in jazz-rock fusion and free jazz stuff, too.
In case you wanted to know.
Also of note: Ray Bradbury received a special citation. I'm not an avid sci-fi/fantasy fan, but I love me some Bradbury, although my favorite of his is Dandelion Wine, which is probably the least fantasy if it can even be considered fantasy (which, I suppose, it can't).
And I'm done posting.


L.L. Barkat said...

Ohhh... I'm leery of The Road. Not because it's not good. I hear it is tremendous. But the hard, hard images would probably stay with me like nightmares.

Mike Duran said...

Heather, I'm currently reading The Road and really enjoying it. It's amazing how the sentence structure, stripped even of its punctuation, adds to the sense of bleakness of the tale. It's the first time I've read McCarthy and I'm learning a lot.