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The Sawed-Off Past

by 06/05/2005
Neighborhood: Upper West Side

I’m sitting in the essay aisle at Barnes & Noble trying to change my socks. I don’t have an apartment anymore so this is my pit-stop, Broadway and 83rd. On one side of me is Vivian Gornick’s “At Eye Level,” and on the other the complete essays of Montaigne. I’m planning to take a look […]