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The Angle

First Page

8

Last Page

11

Abstract

In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.

"If my friends knew the truth, I'd never live it down. Not that they ever attend the symphony- at least the majority attend less frequently than I do. However, I have established a reputation as an art lover, if only by my friend's lax standards, and I fear the day that someone discerns the truth and exposes my hypocrisy. The truth is that, short of a course in "Prose Writers of the Norman Conquest" or a trip to the ophthalmologist, I can't think of anything more boring than a night at the symphony. I realize that for most people this goes without saying, but understand that not only do I attend the symphony several times a year, but I have devoted entire evenings to subscription drives, pleading with strangers for a forty dollar increase in their membership status, eating soggy tuna-fish sandwiches and drinking bad jug wine, while my friends were out rocking and rolling."

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