News that stays news

29Sep07

From a post at a recent discovery, Luna Park, highlighting a special issue of the photography and literature magazine Double Take on the 9/11 attacks:

One of the most surprising and disturbing pieces in the issue was written in October 1958 by William Carlos Williams, about a child from Paterson, New Jersey playing with building blocks. W.C.W. tells how the child built a tower with the blocks meant to suggest “those huge buildings in New York City where a cousin of his dad’s worked.” As W.C.W. watched, the child knocked the building down. “What happened?” Williams asked the young boy. “Someone real mean came,” the boy says, “and he got his way.”

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