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The Hottest Water in Chicago
Notes of a Native Daughter
Gayle Pemberton

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

Part One: The Hottest Water in Chicago
• Antidisestablishmentarianism
• Is It Maya? Or: Notes from Behind the Veil
• On Andrew Wyeth, Checked Suits, Broken Hair, Busted Dreams, and Transcendence
• On the Lower Frequencies
• The Koan of Nana
• Inner Live
• I Light Out for the Territory
• Part Two: Professor Dearest
• The Zen of Bigger Thomas
• Waiting for Godot on Jeffery Boulevard
• The Anglophile Moment, Or: You Came a Long Way from Saint Louis
• O Porgy! O Bess!
• Bernarda Alba’s Picnic, Or: The Myth of the Eternal Return
• Where I lived, and What I Live For

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