Category Archives: Social / Political / Cultural

Gamelan (Music for a Shadow Play)

Lawrence R. Tirino #319 I grew up in Queens, New York, but am now an ex-patriot, living in Ecuador. It pleases me to submit Gamelan (Music for a Shadow Play) to The Brautigan Library. This manuscript is a work that … Continue reading

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LaSalle Street and The Hutchman File

Brian Spicer #318 Two stories by Spicer: “LaSalle Street” and “The Hutchman File.” “LaSalle Street” Not every person who belongs to high society knows much about the top levels of political power. One who does is Ed Githens. He has … Continue reading

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A Century Past

Jeffrey Barron #312 SOC 1996.002 The stories in A Century Past were written because the stories needed to be told. They were not written for profit nor for some economic necessity. If you enjoy reading Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and … Continue reading

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Communication Relation

Bent Stidsen #311 SOC 1996.001 The aim of Communication Relations is no less than a mapping of the territory for which the term “communication” may serve as a title. Our key contention is that communication is a life function. And … Continue reading

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Seek and Go Hide

James Addison #300 SOC 1994.001 Seek and Go Hide is a fictional tragic romance, composed in a literary narrative style, set in contemporaneous surroundings. The story involves a central character named Jacob Sommersveldt, his long-time girlfriend Gwendolyn, and her new … Continue reading

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Contemptology: An Essay on Contempt, Respect, and Tolerance

Joseph Gormley #280 SOC 1993.003 Contemptology: An Essay on Contempt, Respect, and Tolerance speculates about the evolutionary origins of the mental attitudes of contempt, respect, and tolerance. It describes the single subconscious mental process that produces those conscious attitudes. It … Continue reading

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Good-Looking People

S. Lanahan #277 SOC 1993.002 Good-Looking People concerns a young woman who becomes a successful interior decorator in New York City. She marries a mobster who is killed soon thereafter. She manages to survive in an environment where no one’s … Continue reading

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The Mower

Kathleen Parley #271 SOC 1993.001 Life in the grass is perilous when you are 3 1/2″ tall, particularly so when the tall men bring out the mower. Warned by his elfin intuition that the mower is going to come through … Continue reading

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You Shall Be Heard

John Roberts #268 SOC 1992.004 You Shall Be Heard is a series of brief essays, some dealing with philosophy in a very rudimentary manner and degree, developing a theory of law as procedural due process exclusively.

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Michelangelo: Born with a Gift

Sandra Morin #256 SOC 1992.003 In the beginning, a statue remains in the mind with intrigue. How could anyone create the most exquisite face out of a cold, hard, rough stone? Many observations of photographs at the public library lead … Continue reading

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