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1974: Author Awarded Avocado

The opening of Walter Abish’s 1974 novel, Alphabetical Africa: Ages ago, Alex, Allen and Alva arrived at Antibes, and Alva allowing all, allowing anyone, against Alex’s admonition, against Allen’s angry assertion: another African amusement . . . anyhow, as all … Continue reading

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1747: The Government of Ants

From William Gould’s An Account of English Ants (1747): In whatever Apartment a Queen Ant condescends to be present, she commands Obedience and Respect and universal Gladness spreads itself through the whole Cell, which is expressed by particular Acts of … Continue reading

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