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“Richard Lehan* has pointed out the impact of urban archaeology’s ‘discovery of layered cities’ – notably Heinrich Schliemann’s discoveries in Troy (1871) and Arthur Evans’ in Crete (Knossos, 1876) – upon modernist urban literature. Urban fantasy has been particularly influenced … Continue reading
Now begin in the middle, and later learn the beginning; the end will take care of itself. —in “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktock Man” by Harlan Ellison …and on $150,000 worth of jelly beans falling from the sky (because who … Continue reading
“The city that Joyce portrays in Dubliners has both receded into the distant past and remained insistently visible; Dublin, like all cities, is a sort of palimpsest, in which the past is always and everywhere legible beneath the surface of … Continue reading
December 1, 1862 – annual message to congress – Lincoln -Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. November 19, 1863 – “Gettysburg Address” – Lincoln -The world will … Continue reading