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NYT: Proximity to Darkness
"Michaels's sentences, musical in their attention to rhythm and phrasing, were his greatest stunts and assets. 'She didn't like me,' a story begins. 'So I phoned her every day.' 'My name was Phillip, my style New York City.' "
story  writing  fiction  nyc  judaism  comedy  humor  aesthetics  language 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Acting Out: The Current Cinema: The New Yorker
"Constructing passive sentences is a way of concealing your own testicles, lest someone cut them off [...] You make from the world a banal comedy, and you are a spectator. You even have a name for it: life in the city."
cinema  cities  psychology  language  gender  comedy  film 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge

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