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February 22, 2024

  • Danez Smith at AWP
    Richard Saker/Contour by Getty Images As we end Black History Month, here is one of my favorite poets, Danez Smith, who writes on intersectionality between their Black and Queer identities. At the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Kansas City, MO, I had the opportunity to personally meet Smith, and they are […]
  • Lying in Memoir
    Lauren Slater crafts diligent, depictive metaphors in narrative, and I hate her writing, simultaneously. Should there be lying in memoir? In her book, Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir (2000), Slater crafts lies from epilepsy to nunneries to doctor visits and proposed peer reviewed theses to AA meetings. However, within these lies, she allows us to question […]
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Ksenyak about Franco-American relations. My wife and I just returned from almost seven weeks in France, and when I tell people here where we were, I’m invariably asked if we were treated poorly. My answer is: Absolutely not. It isn’t the French who are behaving badly; it’s the Americans. The French we encountered were mystified by the American attitude toward them and had no such blanket insults for Americans. I can only conclude that Americans are more juvenile, more like children stamping their feet and sticking out their tongues when a playmate rejects the capricious and egocentric rules they insist on imposing and, therefore, refuses to play their game.

Even if we grant that the welcome signs on July 4 were in the interest of promoting tourism, the fact remains that the message is not undermined by a sudden upsurge of anti-Americanism. Perhaps being part of the “old Europe” also means being more mature

David Sears

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