The Mallot Diaries
An anthropological satire filled with social commentary, two scholars, MALLOT and OSGOOD, discover the unthinkable! The existence of an atavistic tribe in the southwest United States. They arrive just in time to find a well-ordered ancient society about to crumble under the attack by its rock n roll youth. After the scholars spend time with them, they come to the realization that very little has changed in a few thousand years.
“Once again, in this latest of his deceptively quiet, quizzical stories, Robert Nathan raises the eternal questions of who and why and what we are. And once again, without insistence or declamation, in the voice he has never raised throughout his more than 40 works of fiction and poetry, he speaks so truly that his words linger on long after the thunder of so many of his contemporaries has died away.”
New York Times