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Béatrice Coron

Bronx Literature, 2006

Faceted glass in platform windscreens

In Bronx Literature, Béatrice Coron celebrates the rich literary heritage of the area, and common activity for subway riders. The Bronx has been the home and inspiration of numerous writers as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Sholem Aleichem, Allen Ginsberg, Chaim Potok, and Cynthia Ozick.. In particular, in Bronx Literature Coron portrays four great writers' works including Edgar Allan Poe's Ulalume and other poems; Sholem Aleichem's Mottel, the Cantor's Son; James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time; and Nicholasa Mohr's El Bronx Remembered. The artist explains, "These authors tell the story of the borough from colonial times to suburban and contemporary community developments. Their works help us travel through time into different social classes and communities, making each of us an insider."

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