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My Selection — “The Use of Force”

A short story by William Carlos Williams

Screenshot of video lecture by the author. Passaic River Bridge (Newark, 1935). Structurae. Canva.com.

Class structure, submission, and force

All right. So this short story, “The Use of Force” by William Carlos
Williams is famous for many things — class structure, submission, and force.

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