Having had such a yearning for as long as I can remember, I was surprised by recognition in seeing it articulated, here presented as a form of hunger. I wasn’t born in a ghetto, but did feel constraints in scope which I needed to scramble away from.
‘If you are born in the ghetto, the very conditions compel you to look skyward and thus to hunger for the universal.’
Source: Saul Bellow to Martin Amis, quoted in 1843 – apologies for having torn the page out without the precise reference, a lapse in my habitually methodical, archival approach.
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