Heaven’s Gaits: What we do when we walk
By Adam Gopnik for The New Yorker
This article of the month is a meditation on something we do every day—walk. While that subject may sound sleep inducing, New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik infuses his writing both with pointed—yet subtle—wit and fascinating historical tidbits (did you know that walking was the top spectator sport in mid-19th century America?), ending with a philosophical, if not slightly morbid, take on walking.
The piece isn’t as dense with vocabulary as some of the other articles I’ve chosen, yet Gopnik employs an elevated style that may not be so easy to follow. (See if you can pick up on some of the pointed wit I mentioned).
GRE words to look out for include the following:
- Abstract (v.)
Photo Credit: Robert S. Donovan