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Computer Blues – Raymond R. Patterson. Elemental Blues. 1984. I put my troubles in the computer To find out what’s troubling me. I say I put my troubles in the computer To see what’s the matter with me. My card had so many holes, Holes was all that I could see. But that ole computer [...]
Prefacing the Fawcett paperback, 1970. The title for Chinua Achebe’s first novel, Things Fall Apart, is taken from William Butrler Yeats’ poem, “The Second Coming,” and the title for his second novel, No Longer At Ease, from T.S. Eliot’s “The Journey of the Magi.” As Judith Gleason points out in This Africa, the choice of [...]
I often tell people that nothing in Jumel Terrace Books’ shrine was purchased but found on the local streets. While most of the pieces were rescued with New Orleans’ own Delaney Martin from the fire at Botanica el Niño Jesús on Amsterdam & 163rd, nearly as many are street finds contributed by my old friend, [...]