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Janet Byrne

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9 Moments In The Occupy Movement History

(5) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 4:04 PM

On March 21, I passed through Union Square, which is the new Zuccotti Park. Just north of the subway entrance, about fifty Occupy Wall Street organizers and participants were sitting cross-legged on the ground, conducting a General Assembly. A few hundred yards away, a march for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed...

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Nicole Krauss's 'Great House' Reviewed

(2) Comments | Posted October 4, 2010 | 8:10 AM

One summer I was taken under wing by Al Alvarez, author of the suicide classic "The Savage God." We swam together from time to time in the Mixed Pond at Hampstead Heath. Al had briefly and disastrously married into the family of Frieda Lawrence, D. H. Lawrence's wife....

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