Tuesday, May 08, 2007

More on inventing teen-agers
From Camille Paglia (a smart and funny lady — met her) and Tea at Trianon

Writers a generation or two older than the baby-boomers, from traditional society, have noted the same thing: from the late historian William Manchester to Frank McCourt whose famous first book, Angela’s Ashes, I’ve just read. Listened to a recorded lecture in which he introduced his third book, Teacher Man, and said ‘there were no teen-agers in Ireland’; that was something new to him when he started teaching that age group in the States.

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