Arnon Grunberg


I'm glad it's over

There was an event at the New York Historical Society to celebrate the publication of the journals of Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
It was basically coincidence that I ended up there, but the event managed to be entertaining and stiff at the same time.
Having been asked to summarize the last millennium Mr. Schlesinger Jr. answered: “I’m glad it’s over.” (To avoid misunderstandings Mr. Schlesinger Jr. has passed away; this anecdote about him was told by one of the panelists.)
The same of course could have been said (and probably has been said) about the last century.
I don’t doubt that this century will fit into the same category.