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lareviewofbooks: By Lee Konstantinou When I started grad school, ten years ago, I was pretty cocky. I felt well-read, confident in my grasp of American literary history. The paradoxical effect of getting a Ph.D. in English is that it leaves you feeling less knowledgeable, less well read than before you…
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I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold
And then this memory of a Paul Simon song playing on a Bose radio while the cool winds blew in from the creek reminded us that saltwater isn’t a dream instead something so magnificent and potent and without a nation or an identity, but instead this great bouquet of everything splendid in the skin it seeps through, the grass and your flesh and the...