NYC : strong and weak in the same time

The soup- Party Music (album cover) Made in June 2001

“The city, for the first time in its long history, is destructible. A single flight of planes no bigger than a wedge of geese can quickly end this island fantasy, burn the towers, crumble the bridges, turn the underground passages into lethal chambers, cremate the millions. ” EB. White “Here is New York” page 54.

The soup is a group of communist american rappers, that’s why they imagined the world trade center, a symbol of the capitalist world,  totally detroyed.

EB White was thinking about that tragedy maybe because of the context of the fifties : the conflict with the soviets.

For White, New york is destructible. In his description, New york is a human creation that the man does not master anymore. The city dominates its inhabitants.


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