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Without Feathers by Woody Allen
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Oct 15, 10

bookshelves: literature
Recommended to Erik by: Lin Illwitzer
Recommended for: everyone
Read in August, 1978, read count: 1

I believe this was read just after graduation from Union Theological Seminary in New York, during the first visit back to the Michigan cottage in four years. At that time Dad was on his second marriage. Her name was Lin, she was right between his age and mine and, so, easy to relate to. She was also a Scott Foresman and freelance editor, the author of a successful Spanish textbook and polylingual--quite an impressive person! In any case, I think the book was hers and I read it with much enjoyment as a release from years of serious study.
The title, while normally credited to Emily Dickenson, has a double meaning. Other than her reference, it also reminds one of Socrates' famous definition of a human being as "a bird without feathers."
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