Wini Breines:Young, White, and Miserable

The bomb haunted young people's imaginations.... Like polio, the bomb flourished as an apprehension. Memories of school air raid drills, of hiding under one's desk, dog tags in case of incineration, and fallout shelters populate young people's memories of the 1950s. I remember apparently rational, passionate public discussion about whether one would let a desperate neighbor into one's shelter, of decent husbands and fathers arguing that it would be just to defend their nuclear families with guns, forbidding others to enter, presumably because supplies and/or air were not endless. (7)


Title Wini Breines:Young, White, and Miserable Type of Content Criticism
Criticism Author Wini Breines Criticism Target Gregory Corso
Criticism Type Poet Originally Posted 05 Jul 2015
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