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A thought about Franzen’s Freedom; comes with spoilers so stop reading now if you haven’t read the novel. I really liked The Corrections, such a fun novel, serious in intent and robust in form, but formicating with playfulness and experimentation, zeitgeisty too, capable of dealing with what was then, in 2001, the very new, new world. In contrast Freedom isn’t much fun and it...
Henry Moore was a World War I veteran
I never knew Henry Moore was a WWI veteran, according to a display in the Art Gallery of Ontario he said If God were ‘Almighty’, the things I saw and experienced, the great bloodshed and the pain, the insufferable agony and depravity of the war, would never have been. Wikipedia has a different sort of quote, [F]or me the war passed in a romantic haze of trying to be a hero. ...