Notes to “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Mister Softee”

In my final column of the semester, I take on Mister Softee. Here are my notes to “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Mister Softee”:

I
[smell of steaks in alleyways] T.S. Eliot, Preludes

[catenary curve] Marianne Moore, Granite and SteelĀ 

[feet that press to late-nite coffee stands] T.S. Eliot, Preludes

[flood-tide] Walt Whitman, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

[He rode over Connecticut in an ice cream truck.] Wallace Stevens, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

[Things have come to that] Amiri Baraka, Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note

[Ice cream in the shape of flowers and domestic objects] William Carlos Williams, The Delicacies

[concupiscent] and [curds] Wallace Stevens, The Emperor of Ice-Cream

II
Yelp

III
Restaurant Reviewers

IV
Zagat

V
Twitter

VI
William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!

VII
Eater/Grub Street/Serious Eats

VIII
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

IX
Academic Writing

X
William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch

XI
Bloggers

XII
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

XIII
My Dad/Everyman

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