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Monthly Archive for August, 2009

Things glow because of the underlay of ownership. (Those last-stand defenders of capitalism who may construe this remark to bolster their cause, open your eyes. You should see tomb. This book is not addressed to you and presupposes the passage of a century or two since your deaths.) An old newspaper clipping is the most […]

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He opened his eyes on Space/Time Employment Agency, down on lower Broadway, near Fulton Street. Bad choice, he thought. It meant 15 cents for the subway. But a deal was a deal. On the Lexington Avenue downtown he saw a bum lying across the aisle, diagonal on the seat. Nobody would sit near him. He […]

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Then late in the morning of Saturday, December 28, 1936, when the Knishe Queen announced the coming of the three new flavors (apple-cherry, sour lemon, nutty onion); after Jerky Jacob the Old Clothes Man sent out postcards to his best customers (“I am right now in a good position to make VERY terrific deals on […]

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And from their fifth-floor plus stoop, under the good first sun, they panned and picked out Gelfman drawing for himself the first soda of the day; Dopey Duhvee leaning over his triycle to drool down big, rich spit bombs that burst over his mother’s shoes; Mrs. Chepper slipping the leash off her old Pekinese, blaring […]

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