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starvation | starvation

jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
I'm sure I've told you all this story before, the one where my eventual husband and I were shopping at Rainbow Market in San Francisco for luncheon items. We picked out arugula and olives and cheese and bread. We were in a festive mood, and we walked up to the register and put our goods on the...
raymond-mallette's picture
     I was 22 years old. My little friend of eight or so years was hungry and without many clothes. For a dollar and some change, I fed him. For a few more dollars I put clothes on his back and , perhaps, the first shoes on his feet he had ever felt. As I went through the gate,...
elizabeth-rosner's picture
My parents didn’t understand rhubarb, found artichokes incomprehensible.  To my mother, every squash was yet another deplorable form of pumpkin; for my father, the world needed only to keep providing him with potato after potato.  Having endured starvation of many flavors, you could say they had...
jack-o-keefe's picture
The Irish genocide committed by England cost over a million Irish lives. More than two million Irish fled the country. Only in the last fifteen years has there been acknowledgement by England, including an apology by former Prime Minster John Major. Mary Pat Kelly's recent historical novel Galway...
kyi-kaung's picture
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1911633,00.html An amazing book, especially the first one. The voice never lags, and goes on briskly in its honest and vivid manner. I think Angela's Ashes and Tis were originally one long autobiographical novel, and then were cut masterfully in half....