By Arielle Zibrak

Arielle Zibrak is assistant professor of English at the University of Wyoming. Her favorite game is Things, which her brother taught her in Utah.

  1. One cannot expect the new owners of one’s home to maintain indefinitely the sound principles of design and the wholesomeness of purpose with which one has invested it. Nor can one account for what Symonds has called, rather charitably I should think, “the vicissitudes of taste.” Bearing this firmly in mind, it would be dishonest to suggest that I was not disheartened to learn my former home at Fourteen West Twenty-Third Street is now a…

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  2. Previously in this series. 1. You’ve done something in a piazza that renders you unfit for polite company. 2. Either your taste is impeccable and everything you touch becomes a magisterial work of art or your taste is atrocious and everyone who visits your house is horrified into a terse silence. 3. You once had to speak to a Jew and the recollection of it both thrills and disgusts you. 4. Much of your…

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  3. If you were a reader of any kind in nineteenth-century America, you’d know who Rebecca Harding Davis was.

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