A provincial rock band is reunited by its biggest fan in the offbeat, spryly
entertaining comedy "The Greatest of All.
Instead of earnestly inveighing against the soulless, bureaucratic Puritanism of the authorities--as he does at wearisome length in his expository prose--Baxter spryly
ventriloquizes his opponents ('Ah, Dr Williams, I agree / We need more walls at the Varsity') and travesties their viewpoint: 'The moral mainstay of the nation / Is careful, private masturbation' (p.
This was followed by the novelist Don DeDillo, who spryly
, humbly took the stage to read an excerpt from his novel Mao II, an imagistic, convincing depiction of a terrible warzone.
the of a seeking My wife stood up spryly
and turned to me, a stare of steely resolve deepening the lovely turquoise of her eyes.
Saturday, May 2, I was sitting on a bench in front of a takeout place on Manhattan's Upper East Side, enjoying a morning coffee, when a tallish, lean man walked spryly