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Posts Tagged: Marcel Proust

What to Read When You’re a PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize Winner

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The 2019 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize winners share books that have inspired them!

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Not a True Friend

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…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 […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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The “the stirring, hot-blooded motion” of the poems in Irene McKinney’s collection Have You Had Enough Darkness Yet? is striking, given its posthumous publication. Charlie Atkinson reviews this “curious” and sometimes “playful” examination of mortality, noting the poet’s competence and profound understanding of her topic. The answer to the question posed in the title, Atkinson […]

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