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Apparently There is a “There” There

By posted at 10:00 am on September 28, 2012 1

Gertrude Stein once said of Oakland that “There’s no ‘there’ there.” If the latest novel by Michael Chabon, Telegraph Avenue, is any indication, not everyone agrees — the author set the book in the Oakland of 2004. At The New Yorker’s Page-Turner blog, Matt Feeney delves into the book’s racial politics.





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One Response to “Apparently There is a “There” There”

  1. Kristopher Monroe
    at 1:16 pm on September 28, 2012

    Guess it was too much trouble for the New Yorker to get an actual black person to write that piece.

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