06-13-2007 10:25 PM - edited 06-13-2007 10:30 PM
The Tantalus Myth: Barnes and Noble url:
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06-13-2007 10:44 PM
Barnes and Noble url:
06-13-2007 11:10 PM
06-14-2007 01:02 AM
Eastside Orthodox Christians soon saw a need for a new church, and the parish, which included about 35 families and their beloved priest, began holding church services in 1928 at a building at Hillger and Kercheval in Detroit.
The Assumption parish continued to grow and with the help of many fundraising efforts, moved to other locations on the eastside of Detroit including Hart St.
(1931); Beniteau St. (1934) where the parish had its first new church constructed; and eventually to Charlevoix Rd. (1953) where the church still exists and is now a Protestant Church.
Eventually the Assumption Church moved to its present location on Marter Road where 10 acres were purchased in the communities of St. Clair Shores and Grosse Pointe Woods.
"In 1959, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church was locatd in Charlevoix. It was there that I would be baptized less than a year later and would be brought up in the Orthodox faith." - page 12
06-14-2007 07:24 PM
Again, these post really add to the overall reading of the novel. Great work, Bentley!
Thank you Paul. They are helping me sort out the history and the references that I need to research as well; so I thought why not post them to help anyone else interested.
Here is one on Sputnik.
"Of course, a narrator in my position (prefetal at the time) can't be entirely sure about any of this. I can only explain the scientific mania that overtook my father during that spring of '59 as a symptom of the belief in progress that was infecting everyone back then, Remember, Sputnik had been launched only two years earlier." - page 9
Barnes and Noble url: (Sputnik, the Shock of the Century)
06-14-2007 07:35 PM
Regarding Polio and the Salk vaccine:
Barnes and Noble url: (Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio)
06-14-2007 10:01 PM
Desdemona (tragic figure)as in Othello
06-14-2007 11:52 PM - edited 06-15-2007 12:48 AM
There is also the possibility that his nickname Milton was used to connote John Milton (Paradise Lost). There is a Barnes and Noble bookclub devoted to Milton's work.
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06-15-2007 12:04 AM
It could be this stateman:
In Greek mythology, the gods Dionysus and Eros were referred or called Eleutherios
(I see some reasons why this might fit; but will let the reader decide.)
06-15-2007 01:01 AM
She was Desdemona's and Lefty's great grandmother - ninth power.
She was most likely named after Penelope (daughter of Icarius, cousin of Helen of Troy, wife of Odysseus)
06-15-2007 01:11 AM
06-15-2007 11:05 AM
It would appear that she was named for "one of the Charites, known in English also as the "Three Graces". Her best remembered representation in English is in Milton's poem of the active, joyful life, "L'Allegro". She is also the Goddess of Joy. A daughter of Zeus and Eurynome. Incarnation of grace and beauty."
06-15-2007 11:07 AM
Paul, that is a great picture and that op marked the end of Dukakis's bid for the presidency.
06-16-2007 08:22 AM
Referred to on page 100: They made a visit to Desdemona's and Lefty's home.
06-16-2007 08:26 AM - edited 06-16-2007 08:37 AM
This url discusses this venture more.
More on Ford and the welfare program:
PHOTOS FROM FORD ARCHIVE:
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