News and Commentary about the City of Hudson, New York
Monday, February 4, 2013
Football as Allegory
By now, we all know the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII. A team named for a poem by an impoverished writer beat a team named for a band of desperate men driven by lust for gold. Can we see allegorical significance in that victory? Perhaps the triumph of art over greed? Probably not.
This blog takes its name from the 1850 novel by Hudson author Alice B. Neal. The original Gossips of Rivertown cast a gimlet eye on Hudson society in the mid-19th century. More than a century and a half later, the new Gossips carries on the spirit of the original, but in a different genre and with a different focus.