Daily Archives: December 6, 2020

Prison Memoirs: The New York Women’s House of Detention by Angela Davis (October 1974)

“When the wailing of the sirens tapered off and the caravan began to slow down, I realized that I was somewhere in Greenwich Village. As the car turned into a dark driveway, a corrugated aluminum door began to rise and … Continue reading

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The Alexandria Quartet: Mirrors and telescopes

“The first thing that everyone notices about the first book of the Alexandria Quartet is (to borrow a phrase from a Reading Group contributor) the lavishness of the narrator’s style. Those great reams of metaphors: ‘a Damascus love song, shrill … Continue reading

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