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March 5, 2013

Submitted by alycia on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 23:31
  • I started See Now Then because I saw that Jamaica Kincaid was going to be doing a reading that I could actually attend. I went tonight and she was fantastic. I didn't have a question afterward, because what I really wanted to say was that reading A Small Place and the surrounding discussion in high school was huge working class awakening and a moment I still think about. And that's not really a question.
    Here's one of many great portions of See Now Then:
    "Mrs. Sweet was a knitter and mender of socks, and she did that because while doing so she could delineate and dissect and then examine the world as she knew it, as she understood it, as she imagined it, as it came to her through her everyday existence."(38)
  • This feels like a p.s., but I'm also trying (and failing) to read Getting Things Done. Ha.

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