Articles tagged great depression

Marge Piercy and the Geography of Home

In topics ranging from poverty to war’s ravages to environmental collapse, Piercy obeys the poet’s dictum to act as witness with Made in Detroit.

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‘A Divided World’ Suffers from Too Much Company

A fortress of text with not a soul in sight, dense as granite and intense as drying cement.

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Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression by Moris Dickstein

Dickstein makes compelling sense of a bewildering decade’s art and expression, revealing essential elements of Depression-era culture that continue to speak to our lives.

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Crime Wave: 18 Months Of Mayhem

The tragic-romantic bubble of the Barrow gang and their fellow hoodlums imploded, leaving pools of blood in its wake.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

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"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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