Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

I got a typically pleasant note from my editor the other day informing me that Washington Irving got a nice mention in The Weathercock, the newsletter from the 175-year-old St. Nicholas Society of New York.

The piece is more of a summary of Irving's life than an actual review, though the reviewer notes warmly that in Irving, "one sees distinctly the lineaments of the quintessential and archetypal Saint Nicholas Society member." Given that the Society wanted to burn me in effigy for neglecting to give them a specific shout out in WI,* it's a nice little piece. I'll take it.

The St. Nicholas Society of New York's home page is right here. And my thanks to them for the very kind mention.

* I'm kidding. But only a little.