Mimi Villars on Einhorn

"He's a damned impresario for himself. Every time he goes to the toilet he wants to publish an article about it. I know everybody is vain, and that that's what makes the world go round. Maybe it isn't even vanity. Maybe it's like, with a bullet in your brain, you go on thinking of your nice hat..."

The Adventures of Augie March, by Saul Bellow. 1953, Chapter 21.

Chapter 19 blew my socks off, but I was in the bathtub so I wasn't actually wearing socks. Maybe chapter 19 blew out the bathtub bubbles.

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