Tag Archives: Thomas Edsall

Making Do When Things Are Worse Than Ever

Yes, a Masters from Duke University in Eighteenth Century British Literature, and the PhD work, are pretty useless – at least they were in the mid-seventies. That led to a Dead Poet’s Society gig at a northeastern prep school, but … Continue reading

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Painful to Watch

Some things are just too painful to watch. Back east, at the moment, it’s the woeful Boston Red Sox, and out here on the west coast it’s the impossible San Diego Padres – long baseball games which offer a few … Continue reading

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The American Mythic World

Moby Dick and Joyce’s Ulysses, and War and Peace, and all of Proust and so much else – there are famous books no one really reads. Well, some do – but most everyone else is, as they say, familiar with … Continue reading

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