By Ziauddin Sardar
Propelled through its mythology, the USA pursues its dream relentlessly. right here, the authors disclose the darkish facet of that myth: loss of life, pain, perpetual worry, an expanding divide among wealthy and negative, a squandering of the human destiny, and the relentless development of an increasing number of pretexts for destiny wars.
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He came to New York free from such feelings, and in this lies his modernity. The guilty feelings he 34 New York: City as Text carried throughout his life were generated by his failure as a child to measure up to the expectations he believed his father had of him. Reed's repeated childhood illnesses, which led to the removal of a kidney in 1916, drew him apart from his contemporaries. He was able to evade difficult situations, and stay away from school, with the active sympathy of his mother; he developed a personality based upon the assumption that he was weak and unwell.
Whirlpools of purple and gold, Winds from the mountains of cinnabar, Lacquered mandarin moments, palanquins swaying and balancing Amid the vermilion pavilions, against the jade balustrades. 4 Ezra Pound was even more extravagant in apostrophising New York as 'a maid with no breasts' in Ripostes (1912), and in William Carlos Williams' The Wanderer' (1914) the poet's quest brought him to look within the harsh ugliness of 'that filthy river', the Passaic, for Beauty. 5 Reed's Harvard contemporary, T.
25 In the area pictured and written about by Jacob Riis in How the Other Half Lives (1891) it was also, in the 1890s, close to where Stieglitz worked on Leonard Street. The City as Ideal Text 21 As so often in a Stieglitz image we are 'physically' distanced from the scene, just as virtually all the figures have their backs to us. They turn away from the camera. The 'human', as it were, has been deflected to the 'sign' for Fineburg's store which is given no specific social dimension. Rather, the scene has been offered (like The Steerage) as a series of shapes and tonal areas - flattened and, by implication, ameliorated.