- a MOSAIC of Minds Journey
by Anthony Antek
The Mid-20th.Century Journey
of a Bipolar Youth
is a Search for Self, Love
& Authentic Meaning to Life
Told with Drama, Humor & Hope.
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Rediscover the Cultural
Of Buffalo & Lackawanna,New York
from 1940s through the turbulent 1960s
BIPOLAR BUFFALO includes:
Landmarks: O.L.V. Basilica, Offermann Stadium,
Delaware Park, Broadway Market, Sattlers,
South Park, Buffalo State Hospital for the Insane (H.H. Richardson
Building), & many more places -
Bethlehem Steel Plant
Buffalo Central Train Terminal
Beach & the Waterfront
Migrant Farm Fields of Springville
Lackawanna- the 1st Ward, the Ridge Road Bridge,
The immigrant experience, Holland Avenue,
Polski & the Polish-American Community
University of Buffalo,
Francis High School of Athol Springs
St. Vincent DePaul Camp and St. Hyacinth
Notable citizens of Western New York:
Shawn, Father Nelson Baker, Inventor Willis Carrier, U.B. Poet Charles Olson,
coaches Lou Saban & Marv Levy and more.
“A roller-coaster ride, rekindling images of 'Catcher in the Rye' and
'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest'.”
– Edward A. Jardim,
Writer-Editor, New York Daily News
"This is marvelous stuff.
The entries into madness are beautiful.”
– Dr. Bill Harrell, Professor Emeritus
Sociology & Anthropology,
S.U.N.Y. Institute of Technology
"'Bipolar Buffalo is beautifully written, and nearly impossible to put down."
– Mike Canfield, The Sun
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52 Mosaics - True Stories
52 Linking Literary Epigrams
29 Original Art Works and Photos
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MEANING of BOOK TITLE:
"This is a superbly written and very interesting and emotional book. But why did you decide on the "Bipolar Buffalo" title when it offers so much more than the bipolar encounters?" (from a reader's email to the author).
Yes, there is much more - encounters & stories about notable people, including comedians Steve Allen, Lenny Bruce, Bill Cosby and Dick Shawn. Other people like inventors, architects, immigrants, a saint, and Black and Native Americans. Places and Cities, including Buffalo, Lackawanna, Denver, Las Vegas, Cincinnati and New Orleans. And major news events- WW II, Hurricane Betsy, racial segregation, Vietnam and numerous cultural changes in the 1940s thru the 1960s.
The author's journey, reflecting the underdog, is a search for inner self & an authentic meaning to life. But it is a love story that drives the book - it's central theme. It's "need" is the search for love and to be loved in return. The book's Set-up, Confrontations & Conflicts, and Resolution are directed towards that theme.
The meaning of " BIPOLAR BUFFALO" is a metaphor that refers to how we see things. Its meaning is ontological, metaphysical - searching for what is real ...the essence of things.
The book title’s origin goes back to a talk with Native Americans during a game of pool in Oregon in the 1960s - How early white people saw the American Bison compared to how seen by those Native Americans. There is nothing innate, nothing intrinsically "good" or "bad" about the animal but how humans make judgments upon that object.... or person or event - done with the limited personal/cultural baggage humans carry.
The book is also about judgments, more specifically pre-judgments (prejudice). Being bipolar, or Black, or Red, or Jewish, or Polish, coming from the working class, from Buffalo – how we see and are seen.
Following this conversation I write .... " I didn't reflect on this polarity right then, but it did begin right there, the first inkling I had of the buffalo as a bipolar animal
— bipolar from a human perspective.."
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