Something to Remember Me By
by Saul Bellow
Added by: PhD Student
Read an excerpt:
...bootleg, of course. Holding the flowers high, I parted the mourners. I was quasiofficial. The message went out, "Let the kid through. Go right on, buddy." The long passageway was full, too, but the dining room was entirely empty. There, a dead girl lay in her coffin. Over her a cut-glass luster was hanging from a taped, deformed artery of wire pulled through the broken plaster. I hadn't expected to find myself looking down into a coffin. You saw her as she was, without undertaker's makeup, a girl older than Stephanie, not so plump, thin, fair, her straight hair arranged on her dead shoulders. All buoyancy gone, a weight that counted totally on support, not so much lying as sunk in this gray rectangle. I saw what I took to be the pressure mark of fingers on her cheek. Whether she had been pretty or not was no consideration. A stout woman (certainly the mother), wearing black, opened the swing door from the kitchen and saw me standing over the corpse. I thought she was displeased when...
Users who like this book
There are no users who like this book yet. Be the first, click "Add to my books"
Written By Leyds, Willem Johannes, 1859-1940
Written By William Phillips Thompson
Written By rowland gibson hazard
Written By Strindberg August
Written By Hawthorne Julian
Written By e t raymond
Written By Dodge Mary Mapes
Written By Wells Herbert George