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"'Of what use is such an invention?' The New York World asked shortly after Alexander Graham Bell first demonstrated his telephone in 1876. The world was not waiting for the telephone."

Today for our featured TIR archive, we are highlighting 'Time and Distance Overcome' by Eula Biss, from the 2008 issue of The Iowa Review (Volume 38, Issue 1, Spring.)

Read the essay here: Time and Distance Overcome


Archive Information:

Biss, E., (2008) “Time and Distance Overcome”, The Iowa Review 38(1), 83–89. doi:

Rights: Copyright © 2008 The University of Iowa
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Published on 01 Apr 2008