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“I am like you in my boyish rejection of elderliness. Antiquity—why not come right out with it? You pack a snowball on a winter day and imagine taking a belly flop on your sled as we all used to do back in the beautiful Twenties—I was ten years old in 1925. All that remains is the freshness of the impulse.”

letter to Albert Glotzer, dated April 19, 1996, in Saul Bellow: Letters (New York: Viking, 2010), 518.
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