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Charles B. Strozier
Contributor History
  • Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln — The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed, Conjunctions:66

Biography
Charles B. Strozier teaches history at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and is a practicing psychoanalyst in New York City. He is the author of Lincoln’s Quest for Union: A Psychological Portrait (Basic Books and Paul Dry Books), Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and Apocalypse: Fundamentalism in America (Beacon).

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Vol. 71
A Cabinet of Curiosity
Fall 2018
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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A Selected Text from Conjunctions:72, Nocturnals
April 25, 2019
Two months into my time as Fred and Elsie’s ghost, they wake up in the middle of the night to find me at the kitchen table, staring at the Ouija board unfolded over the unfinished pine. I didn’t mean to be staring at the board when they came down the stairs. I’d snuck down after they’d gone to bed to skim from their leftovers and it was already there, waiting.
Reproducing the Unknowable
April 23, 2019
Our wombs are for many of us unknowable until inhabited, made knowable by the inside taps at the doors and walls of our bodies, our centers of gravity shifted, our balance of weight and even of power redistributed, disturbed, sleep-deprived, and pushed up against furniture we used to slide easily by.
A Selected Text from Conjunctions:72, Nocturnals
April 18, 2019
The first time I crossed the equator, I stopped for a photo. People usually do. I had come to work in a small clinic in a coffee-farming village in southwestern Uganda, just to the south of the world’s belt. I grew up in the midlatitudes: long summer days and long winter nights, the swing of light and dark like a rocking hammock. I thought of the equator as a human idea—a line on a spinning globe. Its tyranny was a shock.
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