Jacob Lawrence, "Untitled [Worker With Tools]" (1997)
Jacob Lawrence, Untitled [Worker With Tools] (1997)
Can a Game Be Literature?

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October 18, 2004:

The symbolism of "real" bookshelves.

In high school, cheap metal adjustable shelves from Sears. College, a wall of plastic milk crates stolen from supermarket loading docks. Afterward, a big step up to board and brick, like a perpetual graduate student.

These are not expensive, but, they're solid and they look nice. Pine, 84" high, about four feet wide. A transition symbol: adulthood as reflected by furniture.