Jamie M Heise

February 28, 1999

Post #814 – 19990228

I was just re-reading Chicago Days / Hoboken Nights and I couldn’t help noticing that various elements of our favorite Pinkwater novels were loosely based on events which took place in real life. (“Wait-a-minute! I recognize this part… This appears in Five Novels!”) My question is this: is The Education of Robert Nifkin semi-autobiographical? Did you ever have a teacher who fought in the Spanish Civil War? And is there an actual theater like the Snark (and if so, where is it)? Thanks

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