Tag Archives: Marcel Proust

all winter long

THE END OF THE LIBRARY Weldon Kees When the coal Gave out, we began Burning the books, one by one; First the set Of Bulwer-Lytton And then the Walter Scott. They gave a lot of warmth. Toward the end, in … Continue reading

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Thanks, but no thanks

If you are a writer, you have likely grown accustomed to the polite, or even insulting, rejections from publishers or editors. My personal favorite rejection came a few years ago when my agent at the time was told by an … Continue reading

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They stand like giants immersed in time

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Ghosts of Pere Lachaise

Founded in 1804 in the countryside beyond the Paris city walls, the Cimetiére Pére-Lachaise is now Paris’ largest cemetery. Verdant, hilly, with meandering paths between thousands of sepulchral tombs and monuments this vast city of the dead is one of … Continue reading

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