THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
First published in the Kansas
Quarterly 11:1 (Winter-Spring 1979): 71-77.
Posted by sandye on September
while going through the voluminous
stack of papers Dan Wickett so generously sent me several weeks
ago, i came across one of your uncollected short stories titled,
"A Rake's Progress" (Kansas Quarterly, vol. 11, no.1,
1979). the title and setting immediately reminded me of Hogarth's
series of etchings, since i saw a production of Stravinsky's
opera "The Rake's Progress" a couple of years ago.
i was wondering, since the publication date of the story is 1979
and it takes place in what would appear to be 18th century london,
if this piece was a kind of a "warm-up" for Water Music
(1980)? it's a great touch to have the story segmented into the
subject matter of the eight prints of the series...
etchings: "The Rake's Progress"
Posted by TCB on September
Dear Sandye: Perceptive as
usual. Yes. I guess that story was a kind of warmup for Water
Music, just as After the Plague is a warmup for A Friend of the
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--Sandye Utley, Cincinnati,
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