[Gissing] is one of the extremely rare novelists who makes his people think. They are thus differently poised from the majority of fictitious men and women.
Virginia Woolf, "George Gissing"
"We're all selling."
Ruby in Ruby in Paradise
Victor Nunez is one of American cinema's most literary auteurs, and part of his legacy is surely to the tradition of regionalism in both literature and film. His first two films were adaptations of lesser-known novels by famed authors: Gal Young Un (1979) adapted Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's 1932 novel of the same title; he then adapted John D. MacDonald's 1962 A Flash of Green (1984).1 Both Rawlings and MacDonald are Florida …