Friday, September 21, 2007

Frustration (nothing to do with Morocco)

I am very frustrated right now and my husband is out of earshot, so I am complaining on here instead. WHY is it that when I search for Gide on the MLA and, while trawling through it, joyfully find an article on Gide and Bowles, YET when I do a keyword search for Gide Bowles NOTHING COMES UP? And there are THOUSANDS of records for Gide and I do NOT want to trawl through them all, but it seems as though that is exactly what I am going to have to do. At least the man who wrote the Gide/Bowles article (which is in French, and thus slow reading for me if I can get my hands on it) is English and wrote another article on the two of them in English, presumably on the same material.

Looks like I'll be spending a bit of time in the library on my London trip next weekend when I go to hear Joanna Newsom in concert. Oh well.

2 comments:

Joan said...

Since nobody's made a comment yet, I thought I'sd post one - and show my (?) crass) ignorance: who is Joanna Newsome??
Joan
PS: But I do know who Gide and P. Bowles were!

Sarah said...

She is a wonderful, weird singer - have a look here: http://www.amazon.com/Milk-Eyed-Mender-Joanna-Newsom/dp/B0001KL526/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/104-2240924-9583963?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1190662785&sr=8-2

We're going to her concert in London this Friday - can't wait!