Lit rec #99: “Boredom is an instrument of social control. Power is the power to impose boredom, to command stasis, to combine this stasis with anguish. The real tedium, deep tedium, is seasoned with terror and with death.” (1975).

Brilliant,funny take on poet Delmore Schwartz’s life.Perhaps the only Bellow or Roth you abs need to read.HUMBOLDT’S GIFT by Saul Bellow.

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