Grand Street articles

Back in the late 1980s, I wrote four articles for the literary journal Grand Street, edited by Ben Sonnenberg. (Alexander Cockburn has a wonderful memoir of him here, illustrated with a photo he took of Sonnenberg and his friend Edward Said.) Grand Street was wonderful, and so was Sonnenberg—by far the best editor I ever worked with. He could suggest more in a phrase or a pairing of books for review than most editors could in a lifetime of comments.

Here are the pieces (and thanks to Christopher Carrico—also here) for sending them along). They're scanned PDFs, so they're each about a megabyte, sorry to say. But it's worth preserving the original layout, because it was a beautiful old-style journal. Maybe someday, when I have a lot more time, I’ll turn them into text.

Old Livernose and the Plungers: J. Pierpont Morgan and T. Boone Pickens, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Autumn, 1987), pp. 175-184.

Spooks in Blue (Yale and the CIA), Vol. 7, No. 3 (Spring, 1988), pp. 212-219.

Federal Offenses (Greider on the Fed), Vol. 8, No. 1 (Autumn, 1988), pp. 209-218.

Money, Mind, and Matter (a psychoanalysis of money), Vol. 9, No. 1 (Autumn, 1989), pp. 237-246.

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