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Belle Waring Rants at Martin Amis and the 1950s

Martin Amis Moves to Brooklyn, Sounds Like Jerk:

The New York Times sometimes does things just because it can… just to mess with us.

Many of you may have worried that literary Brooklyn wasn’t macho enough…. Let me tell you: Martin Amis just pulled your fat out of the fire, who doggie! He’s mannin’ up the borough right and left! He gestures out the window of his brownstone “Out there, it’s Arcadian,” he said. “It’s prelapsarian. It’s like living in the ’50s.”

You know what I love about the ‘50s? The rigid racial apartheid. That’s the best part, seriously. Oh, shit, no—I messed up—the crippling sexism and hatred of homosexuality. No, no—goddamnit! I’m going back to the rigid racial apartheid thing I said just now. That’s the best. It’s like having 3 favorite flavors of evil! That’s why the ‘50s are so tempting and delicious: just far enough away to see recognizable humans betraying their dearest in the service of ideology, just close enough that you know they knew better…

: http://crookedtimber.org/2012/06/25/martin-amis-moves-to-brooklyn-sounds-like-jerk/

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