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PALMS. Visions of the good life. A dream, a hope, an escape from everyday life. With candles and ashtrays in the shape of palms or a glitter palm in an ice-cream sundae, we take a bit of it home—an admission that we dream a dream of great happiness, combined with a genial petty bourgeois mentality.
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Camilo José Vergara

Biography
1944 born in Santiago de Chile
1968 B. A. in sociology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
1977 M. A. in sociology, Columbia University, New York
2010 Berlin Prize
2013 National Humanities Medal
fellow at the American Academy, Berlin

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