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Do you remember Newark? What was it like when you were growing up? Have you heard a story passed down through your family? Did an image or a memory that you saw on the sites of the Old Newark Web Group jog your memory? These pages are devoted to your Newark Memories. If you have any memory of Newark please use this link and I'll put it on the site. Your submission must be over 200 words to be published here. If you have a shorter memory please post it on Newark Talk. Your memory could pertain to the city or just a section or maybe just a block or a building. All submissions are welcome. Share your memories and read the memories of others. If you just want to contact me, please use the contact button on the upper left.

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HUNTERDON STREET, 1939 - A Newark Memoir

by Martin Bucco

About the Author

Martin Bucco is Professor Emeritus of English at Colorado State University, where he taught American literature from 1963 to 2005. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1929 and attended public schools in Essex County. In 1948, he was graduated from Belleville High School, where he was senior class president and played varsity football. He attended Newark Rutgers for a year, but ventured to New Mexico, where he earned his B. A. from Highlands University in 1952. He returned East and received his M. A. from Columbia University in 1957, and he worked as an English instructor at the University of Missouri, where he received his Ph. D. in 1963. The author of many scholarly books, journal articles, and literary reviews, Martin Bucco has received numerous honors and awards for his teaching and scholarship. He lives with his wife in Colorado, where they spend much of their time conversing, reading, and commenting on the birds in their backyard:

About the Memoir

This memoir of Martin Bucco's life as an imaginative nine-year-old boy living temporarily next door to his grandparents' Italian-American grocery store on Hunterdon Street in the Clinton Hill Section of Newark in 1939 not only captures scenes from a vanished but vividly remembered past, but is an implied but durable bridge between the author's childhood and adolescence, between nearly a decade of his earlier Sunday visits to Hunterdon Street from north Newark and nearly a decade of his later Sunday visits to Hunterdon Street from suburban Belleville. If the memoirist's mature perspective plainly refrains from making sophisticated commentary on his 1939 Self, he makes his boyhood's limited language and angle of vision in Newark as unequivocal as possible. "This neighborly small fry," says the seventy-eight-year-old author, "has been popping in and out of my life for longer than I can forget."


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