Friday, November 27, 2009

A Whole Lifetime of Living

"When I lived in the Detroit area . . . I taught at the University of Detroit and I had a whole lifetime of living in Michigan -- you can get a whole lifetime very quickly living in Detroit, just a few years there adds up to a long time." -- Joyce Carol Oates, 1996.


  1. Awww shit I must have a thousand lifetimes behind me then!

  2. Her short story, "How I Contemplated the World from the Detroit House of Correction and Began My Life Over Again" says it all.

    A friend of mine used to work at De-Ho-Co.

  3. Wow, De-Ho-Co. One of you should write a story about was before my time.

    Before my time in Detroit I mean (LOL).

  4. Yeah, De-Ho-Co closed many moons ago.


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