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By您好, yangyang Geng   Memory heals the scars of time. Photography documents the wounds. — Michael Ignatieff[1] It requires constant vigilance to see people as they are. — Olive Pierce    The Portraits of the Jefferson Park Housing Project in Cambridge and No Easy Roses Olive Pierce was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1925 and […]

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There’s a lesson to be learned in Ernesto Quiñonez’s Bodega Dreams (New York: A Vintage Contemporaries Original, 2000). Namely, that nicknames, other than forming an annoying part of growing up, are also a testimony of a person’s life and actions. In the first pages of the book, one of the main characters classifies real names as […]

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Philip Guston, "Aggressor," 1978, private collection

There’s a lesson to be learned in Ernesto Quiñonez’s Bodega Dreams (New York: A Vintage Contemporaries Original, 2000). Namely, that nicknames, other than forming an annoying part of growing up, are also a testimony of a person’s life and actions. In the first pages of the book, one of the main characters classifies real names as […]

October 15, 2018

The paintings are alive through its creativity. For decades, its application is firmly rooted among the people. A great blog has been written about some historical paintings. I'm incredibly interested to read it fully. Thank you.

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There’s a lesson to be learned in Ernesto Quiñonez’s Bodega Dreams (New York: A Vintage Contemporaries Original, 2000). Namely, that nicknames, other than forming an annoying part of growing up, are also a testimony of a person’s life and actions. In the first pages of the book, one of the main characters classifies real names as […]

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July 26, 2018

A point of information... This book was translated as "A Fortnight in the Wilderness" and included as Appendix 2 in "Democracy In America: Historical-Critical Edition", edited by Eduardo Nolla. There this amazing text can be read in full. It is worth comparing the translation by James Schleifer to your own. In particular, the rendering of "désert" to "wilderness" is most intriguing.

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There’s a lesson to be learned in Ernesto Quiñonez’s Bodega Dreams (New York: A Vintage Contemporaries Original, 2000). Namely, that nicknames, other than forming an annoying part of growing up, are also a testimony of a person’s life and actions. In the first pages of the book, one of the main characters classifies real names as […]

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July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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