is that it allowed me to expand a nearly worthless three sentence Wikipedia article on this novel into a much sturdier thing. Still woefully lacking in critical commentary, etc., because I lack the necessary sources, but at least there’s a plot summary now, and the article bears a citation. You can have a look at the article if you like–it won’t tell you anything about my opinions of the book, of course, but if you’re interested in the ins and outs of the plot, it’s much easier to read there than to piece it together from my blog posts. And hopefully others will come along soon and improve what I’ve written.
I’m realizing this may become a habit, based on the condition of a lot of the articles Wikipedia has for obscure Pulitzer winners. At least it’s work I enjoy!