literature PhD

Philo$ophy and the Mirror of Nurture

Many years ago, my fiancee attempted to lend me a bit of responsibility by introducing me to my would-be mother-in-law as a future PhD in literature. “From Columbia,” I added, polishing the apple of my prospects. She wasn’t buying it. “A doctor of philosophy,” she said. “What’re you going to do, open an philosophy store?”

— Mark Slouka


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August 13th, 2009 / 6:53 pm