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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (Short Story)

  • Type: Short Story
  • Length: 27 pages

Orientation games began the day I arrived at Yale from Baltimore. In my group we played heady, frustrating games for smart people. One game appeared to be charades reinterpreted by existentialists; another involved listening to rocks. Then a freshman counselor made everyone play Trust.

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere is a 2000 short story by American author Z Z Packer. - AsNotedIn

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  • Charles Mingus, When I reached my dorm, I found an old record player blocking my door and a Charles Mingus LP propped beside it.
  • Frank O'Hara, "Plagiarist!" I yelled. She had just recited a Frank O'Hara poem as though she'd thought it up herself.
  • Silvia Plath, Then when he makes fun of you, what? Come pound your head on my door reciting the 'Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath'? "
  • The Whiffenpoofs, Outside in the winter air, students were singing carols in their groomed and tailored singing-group voices. The Whiffenpoofs were back in New Haven after a tour around the world, and I guess their return was a huge deal.



Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
2000/06/19 ZZ Packer Author "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere" by ZZ Packer is published in The New Yorker, June 19-26.
2000/06/19 The New Yorker Publisher "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere" by ZZ Packer is published in The New Yorker, June 19-26.

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Particulars for Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (Short Story):
Narrative Arts Adult Theme narrative content maybe objectionable or disturbing
Cultural Affiliation Black American
Narrative Arts Collegiate Life
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Human Sexuality Lesbian a homosexual woman
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Occupation Psychiatrist a medical practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness
Human Attribute Recalcitrant having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Activity Soiree an evening party or gathering, typically in a private house, for conversation or music.

Original Language: English

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