Tuesday, August 09, 2005


Every time I read something about the SLA, I always think it's the Special Libraries Association rather than the Symbionese Liberation Army.

For example, here's a passage from the NYT review of Christopher Sorrentino's novel Trace, a sort of fictional version of the Patty Hearst story:

'As Tania is increasingly influenced by the SLA, she too begins angrily shouting inane, pseudo-political phrases, such as "Death to the fascist insect that preys upon the life of the People!" The SLA commits brutal crimes in the name of revolution, but Sorrentino presents these misguided guerrillas as hapless and absurd.'

Those brutal guerrilla librarians and their inane pseudo-political phrases.

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