Thursday, October 1, 2009

Essay: "The Apotheosis of Martin Luther King." Elizabeth Hardwick. 1968.

10-second review: The author reflects on the meaning of the death of Martin Luther King. She suggests that the Christian religion will no longer play a part in the battle for civil rights.

Quote: “Since films and television have staged everything imaginable before it happens, a true event, taking place in the real world, brings to mind the landscape of films.” p. 319.

Quote: “Perhaps what was celebrated in Atlanta was an end, not a beginning—the waning of the slow, sweet dream of Salvation, through Christ, for the Negro masses.” p. 326.

Best American Essays of the Century. Editors: Oates and Atwan. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 2000.

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