Tag Archives: E.L. Doctorow

flowers of evil : herman cain dada

In his debates he looks almost bizarrely overconfident,brazenly¬† recycling the same answers and obsessed with the populist mantra of 9-9-9- as if its a toll free number where you can order the godfather himself for home delivery. Its always ladies … Continue reading

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poetry and pond games

The cultural ghetto to escape from or to remain in? Smaller ghettos within the vast metropolis. Finding the vastness of the universal within the small and comparatively isolated. Northrop Frye was known for his theory of the Canadian what he … Continue reading

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“binners” rich and poor

Its a revelation that is both personal and cultural. Some of them regard themselves as business people and entrepreneurs.The psychology is a bit morbid, teetering as it does between mild eccentricity and out and out madness. It’s the kingdom of … Continue reading

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FOURTEEN PIANOS & 25,000 BOOKS

E.L. Doctorow’s novel Homer and Langley, is based on the real life story of the two Collyer brothers of Harlem who lived alone in their childhood home on Fifth Avenue. Homer narrates the story, which takes place over the course … Continue reading

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