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 ...TO THIS BLOG OF BOOKS AND BOOZE, ODDBALL HISTORY, PAPER EPHEMERA, HIGH-LIFE AND HARD TIMES, HIGH AND LOW-BROW LITERATURE.  I AM CURRENTLY AN ASSOCIATE  PROFESSOR OF MODERNIST LITERATURE AND BOOK HISTORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA  BUT ON A YEAR-LONG SABBATICAL IN CLEVELAND. THIS BLOG IS MY TOOL TO ORGANIZE AND DISSEMINATE MY WRITINGS ON LITERATURE, COCKTAILS, BOOKS, PULP MAGAZINES, EPHEMERA, AND ESOTERICA STEMMING FROM MY CURRENT PROJECTS ON THE HISTORY OF THE COCKTAIL BOOK, THE FLAPPER STORIES OF DAWN POWELL, AND A GENERAL HISTORY OF PULP MAGAZINES. YOU'LL ALSO FIND COCKTAIL RECIPES, BOOK REVIEWS, AND PERHAPS SOME RANDOM RANTS...

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