Listen to a reading of “Like a Spilled Purse: A Theft” by Johannes Lichtman.
1 You believed that old men know more than young men; that life will break your heart; that death is the vantage point from which a life must be seen. There was something you needed that you never found, and you must have died horribly unsatisfied.
2 I don’t know how to make myself an education out of anything, even those things that I love best in life. I read very fast, uncritically, and without retention, seeking only to escape from my own life through the