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Testimony of Langston Hughes before the McCarthy Committee

anneboyer:

Mr. Cohn. Do you remember writing this: “Good morning, Revolution. You are the very best friend I ever had. We are going to pal around together from now on.”
Mr. Hughes. Yes, sir, I wrote that.
Mr. Cohn. Did you write this, “Put one more `S’ in the USA to make it Soviet. The USA when we take…

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Needed: page reference for this sentence in Ch. 4 of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Library of America edition (i.e. Writings 1903-1932).

Her very close friend Marion Walker pleaded with her, she said, but Gertrude Gertrude remember the cause of women, and Gertrude Stein said, you don’t know what it is to be bored.
This is when she is talking about flunking out of med school. I am revising an article and don’t have my books with me, and I just need this one citation. Update: thanks to all who responded—asfaltics, Siobhan, Kaplan, Julia, Erin. Case closed!
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Rashid Johnson

Cosmic Dojo,

2009

Black soap, wax, shea butter, plants, brass

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“A KIND IN GLASS AND A COUSIN, A SPECTACLE AND NOTHING STRANGE A SINGLE HURT COLOR AND AN ARRANGEMENT IN A SYSTEM TO POINTING. ALL THIS AND NOT ORDINARY, NOT UNORDERED IN NOT RESEMBLING. THE DIFFERENCE IS SPREADING.” [—gertrude stein]

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*: to do --

anneboyer:

1. write poems which allow me to believe I have written no poetry

2. write prose which allows me to believe I don’t know a word

3. read with a technique that convinces me I’ve read nothing

4. think in a way deniable as thought

5. sleep each night of sleep in a way of sleeping which feels as…

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"(As I originally imagined this piece, it was to be a series of vignettes depicting varieties of nonsense, but instead of exhibiting pleasure, the result produced a cynicism, a sarcasm, that I didn’t really feel. Certain forms of nonsense, apparently, constitute a limitation of pleasure. Poetry shouldn’t succumb to piety, even with regard to illogicality and nonsense.)"

- Lyn Hejinian, “A Thought Is the Bride of What Thinking,” in The Language of Inquiry (Berkeley: U of California P, 2000): 11.
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