Some reflect your talent for the one-liner, like “The human comedy,” a six-word story you published in Narrative magazine.
To be so, they must be reasonably true to the human comedy; and any work that is so serves the turn of instruction.
Yes, after those years it is the human comedy; it is the never-ending drama!
But if the company of the human comedy falls short in this respect, it is not because some of its members do "shady" things.
The following personages appear in other stories of the human comedy.
This was the first intimation of his "human comedy," which was so daringly undertaken and so nearly completed in his after years.
In other words, he has no need of it, but simply takes it as one of the infinite functions of human comedy.
That existence itself is summed up in the volumes of his human comedy.
"Do not let us discuss such unpleasant possibilities;" and he continued to search the human comedy for a woman resembling Evelyn.
But to this acute and trained observer of the human comedy he could not for long be deceptive.