Not a True Friend


…one has no idea, no idea at all, what it’s about. What’s the point of all this? What does it all mean?

At Lit Hub, Claude Arnaud shares an excerpt from his biography, Jean Cocteau: A Life, focusing on the strained friendship between Cocteau and Marcel Proust. Proust was indebted to Cocteau for publishing Swann’s Way when no one else would, despite having not read it very closely, or more than once.

Kyle Williams is a student at Brooklyn College, studying creative writing and literature. You can find more from him on Tumblr at, but don't feel like you have to. More from this author →