40th Anniversary October/November 2007

Location: Donald Barthelme Comes to New York

Tracy Daugherty
The park was also the setting for some of O. Henry's stories of New York society. Before settling in New York, O. Henry had once worked at the Houston Post. In the newspaper office back home, Don used to joke that he could see the places on his desk where O. Henry had beaten his head in frustration, chasing adjectives and nouns.