Leonard Kriegel’s latest book is Flying Solo (Beacon). He
lives and writes in Manhattan, where he is currently working on a series
of new essays for a book about life in New York as seen from the
perspective of a man in a wheelchair.
Editor’s Note: With Leonard Kriegel’s meditation on Saul Bellow’s
1953 novel The Adventures of Augie March, we introduce a series
of occasional essays revisiting classic works of literature, history and