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  •  No Man is an Island--as (0+ / 0-)

    painfully wrought by Hemingway...

    I sometimes think the post-war voices of those like Hemingway, Kerouac--those of the Beat Generation expressing such deep existential depression in their patterns of escape in alcohol and soul searching may have been a product of post-traumatic malaise following WWII and the horror of the atomic bomb's release of nuclear holocaust.

    Find your own voice--the personal is political.

    by In her own Voice on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 07:54:30 PM PST

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    •  The bomb had a huge influence on (4+ / 0-)
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      the psyche of everyone in the world.

      Hemingway was also heavily influenced by WWI and the Spanish Civil War.

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics." --FDR, 2nd Inaugural Address

      by Dragon5616 on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 08:07:30 PM PST

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      •  agreed...I think this is one of the skeletons (2+ / 0-)
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        in the closet that we too easily dismiss--but this is the tendency of human nature--to deny, dismiss, minimize anything that overwhelms the capacity for understanding and bearing.

        Find your own voice--the personal is political.

        by In her own Voice on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 08:24:56 PM PST

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