Thursday, January 09, 2014

The Retiring Professor: First Lines



“Seventy-four is about apology,” said Ferdy.
“Well, apology and memory.
If you have literary pretensions, it's about
apology and narrative.”

Ferdy's class sat there dumfounded.
This was a little different from the usual lecture.
“The only question left is
how much apology is needed? When can one stop?”

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