I mentioned the author Trevanian in a post on Monday
, but it escaped my attention that he passed away
in December. Trevanian was the pen name used by Rodney Whitaker, who wrote cool books
like Shibumi and The Eiger Sanction ---and last year's The Crazyladies of Pearl Street
, a autobiographical novel about a boy growing up in 1930's and 40's Albany.
The reclusive author, who kept his identity cloaked for many years, also wrote non-fiction under his own name, like his well known book The Language of Film. Interestingly, in college I read (was forced to read)
The Language of Film at about the same time I read The Main
. Had I only known.