Thanksgiving Is Ruined
March 01, 2011
they have a-changed
The late Suze Rotolo described her childhood home:
My parents . . . [l]ike several of their friends who had joined the American Communist Party in the 1930s . . . moved to a complex of apartments called Sunnyside Gardens specifically designed for working-class families . . . [T]he residents in general were politically all over the map, a mix of new and old Americans of various ethnic backgrounds and religions. . . .from the basically wonderful A Freewheelin' Time, pgs. 26, 32
Her suggestion of the volumeless volume of neighbors' living rooms brings to mind what a product of its time was the future imagined in Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury in 2000:
I tried to sell it to various magazines who were afraid of the subject matter because Joseph McCarthy was making such a ruckus in the country.
Nowadays, by contrast, maybe visible books are OK as long as you don't actually read them. Hence "books by the foot":
Here at Book Décor, however, we see books for more than their intellectual value. We also perceive them as excellent design investments. . . .