Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Daily Dose

From Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader, by Vivian Gornick


"If Lawrence were alive today, this metaphor would not be available to him because today all have had long experience of the sexual freedom once denied, and have discovered firsthand that the making of a self from the inside out is not to be achieved through the senses alone. Not only does sexual ecstasy not deliver us to ourselves, one must have a self already in place to know what to do with it, should it come."

From Chapter One.

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