The New York Hell

This semester at NYU, I’m taking Rick Moody’s class on Ancient Forms. Every week we read some excellent piece of pre-Cervantes literature, and every week we have to write a story for an assignment he gives, based on that literature. There have been some fascinating, and challenging assignments, and the week we did Dante’s Divine Comedy, we were assigned to write a new circle of hell, “But,” he said, “it doesn’t have to be in

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  1. Bravo! It’s the “I’m the center of the universe” syndrome, much more amusing in terza rima.

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