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    Wisconsin Death Trip Alessandra Sanguinetti

    A Photographer Revisits the Book That Taught Her About Dying

    Inspired by an antique photo collection called “Wisconsin Death Trip,” Alessandra Sanguinetti went in search of her own American gothic.

    https://www.newyorker.com/culture/ph...er-about-dying

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    Re: Wisconsin Death Trip Alessandra Sanguinetti

    I had a copy of that very strange book when I was at SIU in 1973. Lost now, I have sometimes wondered to what extent it was a fair representation of life at that time and place, as opposed to a kind of self-portrait of the author (Michael Lesy).

    Could be I'm just out of the loop, but though we would acknowledge that life was much more difficult then for the working poor then than it is now, I've never heard of any other historian who painted such a grotesque picture of that era in the upper Midwest.
    Where are we going?
    And why are we in this handbasket?


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    Re: Wisconsin Death Trip Alessandra Sanguinetti

    Small world

    I was at SIU during the shutdown

    and now close by it again for my duration

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe O'Hara View Post
    I had a copy of that very strange book when I was at SIU in 1973. Lost now, I have sometimes wondered to what extent it was a fair representation of life at that time and place, as opposed to a kind of self-portrait of the author (Michael Lesy).

    Could be I'm just out of the loop, but though we would acknowledge that life was much more difficult then for the working poor then than it is now, I've never heard of any other historian who painted such a grotesque picture of that era in the upper Midwest.

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