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Page 8-The Michigan Daily Magazine
PAUL DARCY BOLES
A Writer Deserving Recognition
By BURTON BEER IAN These are good words, perhaps his novels. This is the way it
LAST YEAR. shortly after his too easy to say, but they are words should be.
third novel was published. any writer would do very well to What he has written re, by his
Writer's Digest printed a short follow. There is a fine way of life own admission, only things that
essa y by Patui Darcy Bole',.'Thts h atd t c e i
esagycine yprints moes. mth kethere, for the writer, and one that a straightforward writer whose
reports and how-to aticles tot Paul Darcy Boles follows in his clear vision is not fogged by
'riters, hot what Boles tote life and in his work. Freud, mythology (be it Bulfinch
went far beyond the usual how-to or Graves), or the once-new criti-
article. He presented his philoso- HAT IS important is an or- cism: he can tell a story and be
phy as a writer perhaps that of dered life. What Boles does to in complete control of his tech-
all genuine writers; it was an elo- a certain picture of the writer, nique, without becoming. at any
purit statement of a man's creed. not by what he says but by his time, enslaved to some n. pedient
In his essay, Boles says. "There wn accomplishments, is to re- literary fashion.
are proud responsibilities to be- dtuce that type of writer, with The stories he tells are love
ate prudtesonhebttitis te- his drunkenness and his ration- stories. In his first novel, "The
indy a rite.Themawork isthman talized squalor, to that special hell Streak," we share the loves of
hd youeth man irn it. So of ineffectuality Tagli, a master race driver of the
thi mea ns hei" t to y Hr- Be is a famil. an, whose jobs European courses, his love for his
have been positions of responsi- driving and his love for the wo-
As a writer he cannot allow bility, such as his tenure as man- man Elena.
himself to write a thing for mcney aer of a radio station and his re- It is mostly Tagli's story, but we
that he would not have otherwise cent duties with an advertising see a part of him as Elena sees
W-tten, ard, as a persa: he tmist agency in a large Southern com- him, and likewise know how his
have an or. in his tife, so he munity. devoted mechanic sees the maes-
tas time, 'r Se nit to think, He has remained married to the tro. The climax of the book is exe-
bitt to absort Ibbe." same woman, who has borne him cuted in a rare example of com-
three sons. The dust-jacket people prehensible stream-of-conscious-

AUTHOR PAUL DARCY BOLES
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Burton Bernan, a '"tior ir
/se li/erarj college a/ he fUni-
s ers//, i,ascontribut/ed on o-
casion /t Grneraion and /o
'ef Dailj. I I it as the recipi-
ent of a Hf soodit arad in
Poe/ry in 1956 and is now
t orking on a not 'el.

credit Boles with several diverse ness writing. . 'maybe not to think, but to absorb, to be'
hobbies, and I am confident he
takes time out merely to be. Know !HERE Tagli is too busy living' Carp is happily married, but Carp's part, an acceptance with-
that and take heed, 0 Bohemia!f life to come to terms with it, when he meets the kennel-man's out resignation, that carries him
Carp Rambo, the protagonist of wife, they are drawn to each oth- through a boating accident, a
W HEN Paul Darcy Boles goes to "The Beggars In The Sun," has er. He can accept their relation- framed robbery, and the end of
the typewriter, he carries his also done much in the world, but ship as something "you don't his relationship with Ellen. Un-
philosophy with him. He has not, he has learned to see things be- stop . . ike part of the bignes dertanding cameto Tagli too late
to my knowledge, published woik yond the confines of his own ex- of breathing." for that man to help himself; bu
other than the single essay and perience. It is this same strength on See WRITER, Page 10

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