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There was a present from the mailman yesterday
Swedish students learning English will now get to hone their verbal skillz talking about my photos. It's interesting to see the life that these images have lead, not just the book, but gallery shows, countless zillion magazines, and now there seems to be a glut of text books (I can think of three off the top of my head and there may be more). It's wonderful to think that somewhere in Jönköping there may be two people sitting at a lunch table talking about one of my photos, trying to figure out who they are and what they believe.
Tonight's a rehearsal night for Ravens Gate -- the show is next Tuesday. I'll probably post an excerpt from the play this weekend.
Hope y'all are having a swell day. Thanks to everybody for showing off your living rooms.
Ive been wanting to buy Guns In America for a year now and just havent gotten around to it. I didnt know that was your book! Crazy
they make great gifts! and amazon.com has them for a huge discount right now.
They DO make great gifts!
That's pretty cool.
Of course I would LOVE to hear that conversation, the one of the Swedes learning English talking about the photo.
I can almost imagine it in my head...
When I was learning German, one of the sourcebooks had a sentence to the effect of "in America, everybody eats hamburgers and carries a pistol". This must be the newer, more sophisticated version. :)
I keep thinking that it's John Milius's remake of _Fannie and Alexander_.
2009-03-25 03:31 pm (UTC)
wow! serious textbook envy!
I am an English teacher in Israel and would just love such a book!!!!
Cool, being a swede meself I can just say that the textbooks seem to have become a fair deal more interesting since my time, back then they were more of the dry as kindling & annoying as a root canal variety.
I'll bet it's a never ending kick to find your work in many places and written and talked about under many circumstances. I hope that never gets old.
Ah, your life. Endlessly cheering! Many thanks.
Also? Of the many languages I speak, none had such awesome textbooks. I am jealous! That's also a rather clever idea...must borrow....
I don't know about Jönköping, but I was just talking about you here at my house in Maryland, not over coffee, but rather picking out a tie.
I would like to hear that your work, particularly for this book, is being discussed in journalism classes. I could go for some reporting of facts, rather than influence peddling.
Congrats - proud of you yet again.