Could anyone please help me with this, I dont get the meaning, why he said that is satisfying and also crushing? And also what is the meaning of I read a good deal? Btw gradually he become a poet
- It was my last year. I’d wanted to be a football player very much, and got my letter but didn’t make the team. Well, that was satisfying but crushing too. I read a good deal, but had never written. So this was a recoil from that. Then I had some luck in that Richard Eberhart was teaching there.