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Bachelorhood by Phillip Lopate
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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.
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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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