Sad Men

What Writers Can Learn from the Great Depression

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There’s something wrong with  this world all right, but I can’t put  my  finger on it…Something must  be wrong when a fellow can’t get a  decent  wage, can’t tell when he’s  going to be fired, can’t look  forward to any  promise of happiness. Something is rotten somewhere.

Maxwell Bodenheim Slow Vision (1934)
Photograph: Employment agency, Sixth Avenue, New York, New York—by Arthur Rothstein (1937)

There’s something wrong with this world all right, but I can’t put my finger on it…Something must be wrong when a fellow can’t get a decent wage, can’t tell when he’s going to be fired, can’t look forward to any promise of happiness. Something is rotten somewhere.

Maxwell Bodenheim Slow Vision (1934)

Photograph: Employment agency, Sixth Avenue, New York, New York—by Arthur Rothstein (1937)

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