American Childhood

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    The train was crammed, the heat stifling. We feel out of sorts, but do not quite know if we are hungry or drowsy. But when we have fed and slept, life will regain its looks, and the American instruments will make music in the merry cafe described by our friend Lange. And then, sometime later, we die.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    Pleasing illusion: “if my childhood had been the Paradise it should have been, all would now be well.”
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)