View in PDF format [There are] one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with skylights. All fact collectors, who have no aim beyond their facts, are one-story men. Two-story men compare, reason, generalize, using the labor of the fact collectors as their own.
The author shanghais all sorts of real-life Tammany pols, Bowery gangsters, factory girls and carnival attractions to join his own inventions inside a book that teems with violence, humor, information and hustle. Dreamland is historical fiction at its most entertaining and, in a number of spots, most high-handed.
And what, after all, is the greater deformity-size or age?
Trying to overcome the same tenement life her brother escaped through crime, Esther first toils in a sweatshop, stitching sleeve linings for coats, and later takes a job at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory. With the encouragement of Clara Lemlich-the bravest kochleffl rabble-rouser of all the young working women and a real-life activist who can be found in histories of the great Triangle fire-Esther is transformed from wage slave to agitator.
Lumbering between the worlds of labor and crime and amusement is Big Tim Sullivan, the sentimental political boss and investor in Coney Island. Dreamland is terrific fun, though ultimately something less than the sum of its gaudy episodes.
Its gangland and labor narratives tend to move in more predictable increments than the action out at Coney Island; Trick, the only character whose tale gets told in the first person, becomes the most real and affecting one in the novel.
Baker works his italicized refrains rather hard and occasionally seems to be blocking the movie instead of writing the book. Frequent interruptions to follow Freud and Jung on their roughly contemporaneous American travels add nothing.
Baker is also the author of Sometimes You See It Cominga delightful baseball novel with some of the same vividness and ramshackle construction displayed by Dreamland.
Some readers may, but their amusement can only make them conscious of the author and his method; it will hardly keep their disbelief suspended. Baker provides so much pleasure here that one hates to complain, but he might be better off with a clearer set of rules for himself.
Its history and biography are less potted, and more often than not it truly inhabits its characters and era.If I need a laundromat, but every laundromat in the city is closed, I have very little access, even if I go all over the place looking for one.
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Unlike the one-story thesis, this thesis is not immediately obvious. But while the two-story thesis is more complicated and thoughtful than the one-story variety, it is still a kind of reporting of the facts: the lover’s beauty will survive, while the beautiful day will perish.
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