http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/university_diaries_blog_header.gif?itok=NcI0tTTrBy UD. "Don't you realize that as long as you have to sit down to pee, you'll never be a dominant force in the world."
James Axton, anti-hero of Don DeLillo's novel The Names  -- a student of UD's went to see DeLillo last week at the National Book Festival on the Mall; she asked me, beforehand, to give her a question to ask him.  "Ask him," I told her, "why he thinks readers find The Names such a difficult book."  She asked; he answered. Read more...