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Demons In The Diner, and: Homage To Eugene Witla

Demons In The Diner, and: Homage To Eugene Witla DEMONS IN THE DINER / David Ray Bowtie, mustache, a slant smUe-- aU such men including are my father, or especiaUy Adolph Hitler with his fedora laid on the counter. A waitress in an apron setting a spoon next to the hat, her dark eyes confessing torture, flirting with even her own son or some monster-- aU such women become my mother and the diner my dream museum. 154 · The Missouri Review HOMAGE TO EUGENE WITLA / David Ray We read of these fools in novels. How could anyone be so stupid? We are blushing in embarrassment for them, feeling their shame. for so Uttle. Surely he is bUnd, infatuate, unworthy of his title, The "Genius"--no wonder A man would have to be insane or worse--to wreck and wreak so much the author has put his title in quotes. own Ufe he reteUs with such hatred We wonder, of course, if it's Dreiser's and mordancy and how anyone We see where it aU leads could be so deluded as his hero Eugene. and we wonder why he wiU not turn back. I myself wonder, who committed each of his foUies-- I who left a Greek island at http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

Demons In The Diner, and: Homage To Eugene Witla

The Missouri Review , Volume 13 (2) – Oct 5, 1990

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DEMONS IN THE DINER / David Ray Bowtie, mustache, a slant smUe-- aU such men including are my father, or especiaUy Adolph Hitler with his fedora laid on the counter. A waitress in an apron setting a spoon next to the hat, her dark eyes confessing torture, flirting with even her own son or some monster-- aU such women become my mother and the diner my dream museum. 154 · The Missouri Review HOMAGE TO EUGENE WITLA / David Ray We read of these fools in novels. How could anyone be so stupid? We are blushing in embarrassment for them, feeling their shame. for so Uttle. Surely he is bUnd, infatuate, unworthy of his title, The "Genius"--no wonder A man would have to be insane or worse--to wreck and wreak so much the author has put his title in quotes. own Ufe he reteUs with such hatred We wonder, of course, if it's Dreiser's and mordancy and how anyone We see where it aU leads could be so deluded as his hero Eugene. and we wonder why he wiU not turn back. I myself wonder, who committed each of his foUies-- I who left a Greek island at

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The Missouri ReviewUniversity of Missouri

Published: Oct 5, 1990

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