Gchatting With George Saunders - Paris Review Daily

  • me: we could just do the whole thing as emoticons
  • me: :/ :l :?
  • George: Man, you are a virtuosiii of emoticons.
  • me: A symptom of my generation…
  • George: I only know that one.
  • me: You only know happiness, then.
  • George: No - I only know the SYMBOL for happiness. Like, I can’t do ENNUI.
  • me: Well, in this space the symbol and emotion are one.
  • George: :)