Posted in family history writing

Educated

I finished reading Educated yesterday, Tara Westover’s memoir of her survivalist Mormon upbringing and subsequent separation from it. By her account, the separation was achieved by means of formal education.  Only once in the book does…

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Posted in family history language writing

Family Lexicon

I thought of the phrase “family lexicon” independently, in connection with an idea that certain words or phrases, through repetition and association, build family ties, establish identity. I also suspect that some words — possibly…

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Posted in art history

Art without History

Art without History was the title of a website I once thought I would manage. It was too much for me, but it doesn’t go away.  The site would have speculated about how any one of…

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Posted in Flusser history

The Devil and Time

The History of the Devil is the title of the second of three books Flusser wrote when he lived in Brazil (1940 – 1970), recently translated from Portuguese into English by Rodrigo Maltez Novaes (Univocal,…

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