From Saul Bellow


And how very sad it is:

from Seize the Day
Saul Bellow

It made Wilhelm profoundly bitter that his father should speak to him with such detachment about his welfare. Dr. Adler like to appear affable. Affable! His own son, his one and only son, could not speak his mind or ease his heart to him. At least Tamkin sympathizes with me and tries to give me a hand, whereas Dad doesn't want to be disturbed.

I often wonder of how many American children the same can be said--how truly, bitterly sad.

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