Richard's essay, "Sarah Wills," is in the new River Teeth. Download a copy for your Kindle on Amazon here.
French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France
Escaping the sound and fury of New York, Richard moved to a small village in Provence, near Avignon. There he found a tiny plot of streamside land and set about raising a vegetable garden that eventually connected him to his village and to the villagers in ways he never would have dreamed.
For thirty-five years, New York City was home for Richard Goodman. A New York Memoir reflects those years--the lessons learned, the friendships made, the love found and lost, the words written. Throughout it all, there is a deep, abiding gratitude to this incomparable city coursing through this book.
The Soul of Creative Writing
Richard Goodman has collected rich examples from writers of the past and present and uses them to illustrate how supple and generous our written language is. The Soul of Creative Writing is a book for anyone who loves language and literature.
Published in a limited edition with original wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec.
ESSAYS, ARTICLES, PROFILES AND STORIES
"The Hermit of Croisset: Flaubert's Fiercely Enduring Perfectionism" from the September 2009 issue of The Writer's Chronicle (139.9KB)
"The Man Who Gave Me Japan" from the January 2010 issue of Michigan Today
This is a rememberance of the great Japanese scholar and translator Edward G. Seidensticker.
"An Evening With William Burroughs"
Thirty-five years ago, Richard spent an evening with William Burroughs in his London flat. Burroughs talked about Naked Lunch, Terry Southern, Jean Genet and Norman Mailer, as a host of friends came and went.