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Egan - A Visit From the Goon Squad

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (2010)

Time is a goon…and so is this novel.

Whatever happened to the conventional novel as opposed to the contemporary novel-ty novel?  479 more words


X's and O's


 X’s and O’s

Here’s how it started: I was sitting on a bench in Tompkins Square Park reading a copy of Spin I’d swiped from Hudson News, observing East Village females crossing the park on their way home from work and wondering (as I often did) how my ex- wife had managed to populate New York with thousands of women who looked nothing like her but still brought her to mind, when I made a discovery: my old friend Bennie Salazar was a record producer! 473 more words

Goon Squad

Goon Squad

What is a “goon squad”?

According to Wikipedia (which as a teacher, I loathe to quote—it’s not reliable, people!), a goon squad is a “group of thugs or mercenaries, commonly associated with anti-union or pro-union violence.” ( 3,150 more words

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