I don’t usually reprint fan letters, but I got one about A Terry Teachout Reader that I had to share with all of you:
I just finished reading your outstanding book of essays and wanted to thank you for an unadulterated pleasure of a read.
You are currently my Fairfield Porter.
Thanks again for an act of literary kindness and beauty.
I’m still smiling.
Which reminds me: Harcourt’s on-line catalogue now includes a page for All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine. Click on the link and you’ll get to see the dust jacket. I think it’s as good as the one for the Teachout Reader!