Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sheer World

Manhattan (Bill Abbott / Wikimedia Commons)

"The way I saw it, the West Side was one long rectangle of apartment houses filled with artists and intellectuals; this richness, mirrored on the East Side by money and social standing, made the city glamorous, and painfully exciting. I could taste in my mouth world, sheer world. All I had to do was get old enough and New York would be mine."
Vivian Gornick, The Odd Woman and the City

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