Et in Arcadia Ego

At The Paris Review Online:

Teaser quote: Reader, I swear to you (even as that Goddess, who has thus far lent me grace for writing this, may grant an immortality to my writings, such as they may be) that I found myself at that moment so desirous of dying, that I would have been content with any manner of death whatever: and fallen into hatred of myself, I cursed the hour that ever I left Arcadia.

[originally posted Wednesday 15 May 2019]