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The Consolations of an Occupied Mind

Matt Manley for The Chronicle Review

June 05, 2016 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
          — Wallace Stevens, "The Well-Dressed Man With a Beard"

I agreed to a retirement deal last week. I will work one more year and then hand over my keys and my parking permit and thus place...

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