Around. . . around the time of Where Did You Go . . . Out--further next to nothings of Mr. Smith's childhood summoned up in low-keyed retrospect. . . like catching and mounting a perfect moth. . . or having a haircut. . . or buying a jockstrap. . . or reading books. . . or the accident which left him with a withered arm. . . or the meals forcefed by a Jewish mother. . . or the death of his father and coincident end of childhood. . . . Ephemeral hindsights and insights.