Today’s episode is the first of two parts of Afterward by American author Edith Wharton.
She spent her life in the stubborn and delightfully unbehaved pursuit of literature, a writer not many years after she could walk. Her material was brownstones, cobbles, and the role that was given to her, one she sought to push and break, and where she couldn’t do either, slowly grow around and out of, like a tree on a fenceline. As ink on the page, it tends to turn into something else.
Episode 4, the second part of this story, is now up here!