Miss Lonelyhearts, Nathanael West

Michael Jauchen: The Last Book I Loved, Miss Lonelyhearts

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I read a lot in the bathtub.

This isn’t because I’m particularly drawn to cleanliness, but because I’m drawn to the readerly space that a hot tub of water can create. The stillness of a full bathtub—that sporadic spigot drip, the lazy drawdown of heat, the tiles’ passionless whiteness—spins a hive of deep focus for me.

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