Lincolnshire Review: Non-momentous moments in Libertyville

By J. T. Morand
Lincolnshire Review

Smith_Cavalcade coverThese are not the big, defining moments in a person’s life. Rather they’re the funny, awkward, head-scratching times that you think about later and realize they’re a little more significant than you first thought. Such as the warning from a stern, ultra-Catholic aunt that it’s possible to drown in a teaspoon of water or that Biscayne station wagon, the first car that Smith’s dad bought that wasn’t a lemon, for example.

“You know that little time right before you fall asleep in bed and all of a sudden some little incident comes back to you from years ago?” Smith said. “They’re moments that aren’t really momentous, but you’re just suddenly back in touch with them, and not personally, but psychologically. I think those are really kind of important and wonderful.”

And, so many of them happened in Libertyville, where Smith spent most of his youth.

 

Read more ...

University of Minnesota Press Podcast

More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands

Allotment Stories: Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O'Brien.

A fascinating and unprecedented ethnography of animal sanctuaries in the United States

Saving AnimalsElan Abrell and Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie on sanctuary, care, ethics.

How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America

Making creative laborers for a precarious economy: Josef Nguyen, Carly Kocurek, and Patrick LeMieux.

FALL/WINTER 2022-23 BOOKS

f22_cover.png

Browse our Fall/Winter 2022-23 catalog for exciting forthcoming books!

Viewing options:

Web collection

PDF (with accessibility features)

Issuu

Simplebooklet