Monday, September 23, 2013

the last book I ever read (Philip Roth's The Anatomy Lesson, excerpt five)

from The Anatomy Lesson by Philip Roth:


“Medical school. I’m pretty sure I’ve got the grades. I want to be a doctor. I’m going back to the University of Chicago.”

“Oh, shut up. So far, this conversation has just been depressing. Now it’s idiotic.”

“No, I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. I want to be an obstetrician.”

“At your age? Really? In ten years you’ll be fifty. Pardon me, but that’s an old man.”

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