Freud, on the other hand, dying in London of cancer of the mouth and throat on the eve of World War II, refused painkillers in order to be clear-eyed and present for the last experience of his life.
It is, inevitably, a harrowing read, and so Roiphe decided she better not make it too long, narrowing down her list of subjects to a strict five, plus James Salter in the epilogue.
Then I heard footsteps on the stairs and in a moment the thickish figure of a woman blocked out the light from the office door.
She was in the middle thirties, and faintly stout, but she carried her surplus flesh sensuously as some women can.
the fall of 1964, on a visit to the World’s Fair, in Queens, Lewis Altfest, a twenty-five-year-old accountant, came upon an open-air display called the Parker Pen Pavilion, where a giant computer clicked and whirred at the job of selecting foreign pen pals for curious pavilion visitors.
The degree to which Marija is similar to Jurgis is the degree to which she initially appears to be different from other women.
However, she is crucial to the plot of the story, and especially to its tragic conclusion.
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Please click on Start Here on the menu bar above to find links to my most useful articles, videos and podcast. – Joanna Penn Do unsuited people find themselves drawn together in a way that defies logic? As writers, we thrive on friction, infusing it into every word we can.
Friction powers up a scene, and the resulting tension that builds between characters is a delicious pull that keeps readers focused on the page.