Tag Archives: Brooklyn Memories

Personal Life Is Life: Hershon’s “Bridges”

Misremembering and morphed oral histories create fantastic tales that hold great importance to families.  In those families, new generations learn, relearn, and retell these histories so that they become tales of what could have been even if they weren’t.  Such … Continue reading

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A World Inside: Roiphe’s “A Coney Island Of The Mind”

The poetry collection that changed my life is Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island Of The Mind.  I read it cover to cover as a lost and naive undergrad.  While the poems didn’t help with the confusion–in fact, they confused me … Continue reading

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I Love Lucy: Jennifer Egan’s “Reading Lucy”

Time is not a match for love.  Jennifer Egan’s reading of Lucy’s letters to Alfred, Lucy’s one true love, becomes not only a typical love story between two Brooklynites separated by a world war, but also an insightful tale of … Continue reading

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