Elizabeth Mckenzie

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The Portable Veblen

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Stop That Girl: A Novel in ...

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MacGregor Tells the World

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My Postwar Life: New Writin...

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Savage Breast

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“Thorstein Veblen would say people hate squirrels, she called up to him, "because that's the only way to motivate expenditure on them - such as buying traps or guns. It's the same with stirring up patriotic emotionalism, because it justifies expenditures for defense.”
Elizabeth Mckenzie, The Portable Veblen

“When you entered the cavern of another language, you could leave certain people behind, for they had no interest in following you in. You could, by way of translation, emerge from the cavern and share your adventures with them. You didn’t have to be an intellectual in a black beret smoking clove cigarettes to be a translator, not at all. You could become one in your blue flannel pajamas, your face smeared with Clearsil. You did.”
Elizabeth Mckenzie, The Portable Veblen

“By clearly emphasizing all that was lacking in others, by mapping and raising to an art form the catalog of their flaws, Veblen’s mother had inversely punched out a template for an ideal human being, and it was the unspoken assumption that Veblen would aspire to this template with all her might.”
Elizabeth Mckenzie, The Portable Veblen

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