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Bachelorhood by Phillip Lopate
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Jan 02, 2009

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Read in April, 2009

This is not so much about Phillip Lopate, but in general: what is up with writers being reminded of Cornell's boxes? I get that they're great, but this is the third book I've read this year that references them.
Finally finished it. Some of it was very good, some of it was... not. I think blogs have changed the way I think about essays; it's still one of my favorite forms, but it takes a lot more to impress me now. And Lopate is good, but he's not E.B. White.

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Patricia What are Cornell's boxes?

Tuckova Patricia wrote: "What are Cornell's boxes?"
Joseph Cornell is an artist... he did a lot of experimental things but is probably most famous for these boxes, in which he assembled many little things, sort of like maybe a three-dimensional collage? They're cozy and sweet and a little bit sad, like a lonely shy person. I'll find a picture and send you one. It's just this book, Time Traveler's Wife, and... something else, have all mentioned them.

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