Jacob Lawrence, "The Apartment" (1943)
Jacob Lawrence, The Apartment (1943)
Can a Game Be Literature?

Mark's Pages

September 20, 2008:

I asked her to run to the large bookstore downtown to buy me a copy of For Marx.

She thought I'd asked for "Four Marks," arriving home empty-handed and confused.

The story illustrates our disconnect, not at all new by then. But, it also illustrates her generosity and thoughtfulness, and how earnestly she wanted to do something nice for me.

Wish I'd done a better job explaining what I was asking for.