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By Robert Pack, Jay Parini

ISBN-10: 0585333076

ISBN-13: 9780585333076

ISBN-10: 0874517591

ISBN-13: 9780874517590

Greater than 3 dozen voices supply different expressions of the dynamic interplay among way of life and the yank awareness, and lots of solutions to the query of ways to "construct a 'self' from the fabrics of existence in our contentious and infrequently incoherent culture."

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My grandmother glanced up from her plate with a sly look; embarrassing my mother was a good game. Remember, her bright shawls and antique jewelry proclaimed, your ancestors were peasants, bohemians, foreigners. " my mother said. " Page 9 "Mother, we know from 'pos'l cards' already. " But I was curious; I found this lore exotic, vivid. Besides, three of my grandparents were dead; my cousins were in Kew Gardens and Florida; my parents had sold their home in Evanston and moved to California the year before, during my last semester of college.

I turned the dial to WFMT, the fine-arts station. spoke in the familiar, lucid tones I had been hearing for a decade. Their identical voices reminded me of T. S. Eliot reciting The Waste Land on the Caedmon album I had been given for my twelfth birthday. They were so reasonable; they managed to read even advertising copy as if they were delivering a lecture on art history. "The Gregorian Brothers have been in business since 1948," the precise voice said. "They have traveled the world, from the deserts of Baluchistan to the markets of Kabul, in search of fine rugs.

He was the smart one," she said. "Always politics, politics, politics. " I had seen a photograph of this brother, standing beside his father and grandfathermy great-great-grandfatherthe three of them dressed in soft hats and thick woolen coats, mufflers wound about their necks like swaddling clothes. An ample, Tolstoyan beard flows down from the oldest one's chin like a river dividing his tunic. The Social Register families in Lake Forest weren't the only ones with an ancient lineage. Page 8 We were at the cemetery now, winding through the monument-crowded grounds until we came to a plot where men in denim overalls leaned on their shovels beside an apparatus with pulleys poised over the grave.

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