"The nicest you'll get"
- Bruce Goodman
Monday, Dec. 07, 2004
Seated at a wooden table on the verandah of a log cabin in the Appalachians somewhere, it's hard to imagine that one is talking to New Zealand's most performed playwright. And it's most profound.
"Profound?" he smiles. "Who said that?"
"I read it somewhere," I answer.
"Then you're better read than I am," he chuckles. It's hard to believe. The walls of Bruce Goodman's log cabin are lined with bookshelves of ancient Greek plays, the complete writings of Napoleon, the novels, short stories, plays, poetry, biographies and histories of old and modern American, European, Latin American, African, and antipodean writers.
"It's too far from here to the library", he mutters. "Besides, they won't give me a library card."