American Identities: Contemporary Multicultural Voices by Robert Pack, Jay Parini

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By Robert Pack, Jay Parini

Greater than 3 dozen voices supply various expressions of the dynamic interplay among way of life and the yankee attention, and plenty of solutions to the query of the way to "construct a 'self' from the fabrics of lifestyles in our contentious and infrequently incoherent culture."

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Philistinism was rampant in the land. My father raged against the bland décor of restaurants, gigantic American cars, those who read best sellers. He was contemptuous of his colleagues at Mount Sinai Hospital who had never heard of Rilke. " He was furious when Arthur Miller married Marilyn Monroe; "He has a responsibility to the intellectuals in this country," my father stormed. " When Dwight Macdonald's famous essay "Masscult and Midcult" was published in Partisan Review, Page 17 he exclaimed over it for days, reading it aloud, gloating over Macdonald's assault on the pretensions of those contemptible middlebrows Thornton Wilder and Archibald MacLeish.

But could I really say I missed her? "With a mother like that, it's a miracle I'm not in some institution somewhere, drooling in a padded cell," my father used to say. Newly married, he couldn't persuade his wife to come upstairs when he visited on Sundays; she sat in the car and smoked. When he tried to leave, my grandmother would throw herself down in front of the door and lie there weeping. My father had to nudge her with his foot to get by. Still, he was a dutiful son. After my grandfather died, we drove to Rogers Park every Sunday and had dinner in his mother's apartment.

I set up shop down in the basement, and within a week had completed my first work, a gaudy web of blotted shapes, the paint squeezed on so thick it refused to dryand in the center, a white square. What this enigmatic composition represented I wasn't sure; but it was rushed off to the framers and hung in the front hall. I soon tired of painting and put away my tubes and brushes among old board games and athletic equipment in a downstairs closet. It was poetry that absorbed me now. I subscribed to Writer's Digest and studied the poetry markets.

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