Sunday Sentence

Unknown-1In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

“Because obviously I am not eighteen and I work, so school is not an academic exercise for me, and not just me, as I’m sure you’d realize if you looked around the room one of these days and saw there are thirty- and forty-year-olds and some a lot older than you are in the class—the point is, when you’ve been through marriage, kids, jobs, welfare, and the whole gamut and you come back to school you’re ready for the real thing, and as far as I’m concerned Augustine’s Conception of the Soul or whatever is not it.”

–Allegra Goodman, “Onionskin,” in Total Immersion, which I’ve just reread thanks to Elizabeth Edelglass’s recent review.

cover of Allegra Goodman's Total Immersion

2 thoughts on “Sunday Sentence

  1. I love Allegra Goodman!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      She’s wonderful!

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