Sep 26, 2022Liked by Elizabeth Gaffney

Hi! Just a note to say, "Autobiographia Literaria" is by Frank O'Hara the poet rather than John O'Hara the short story writer.

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Aug 18, 2022Liked by Elizabeth Gaffney

My childhood was spent in a barracks.

My father supplied the soldiers with drink, tobacco and cards.

I earned a few sous brushing the soldiers' uniforms, untangling the braid, polishing

their buttons.

I promised myself this: I would have clothing even more glorious, clothing that would not

only command respect, but astonishment and awe.

Now I eat breakfast as a gentleman, play the tyrant to my troupe, and, for my gullible audience, assume the panoply of a god.

(not my autobiography, but that of one of my characters!)

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Thank you so much for the correction, and sorry for the error.

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