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Memories of Chevreuse

Memories of Chevreuse

Patrick Modiano— Leaving Chevreuse, there’s a bend in the road, then a narrow tree-lined highway. After a few miles, the entrance to a village, and soon you were running alongside… READ MORE

The Musics of Michel Leiris

The Musics of Michel Leiris

Richard Sieburth— Autobiography and autofiction are all the rage in France, viz. Annie Ernaux’s recent Nobel Prize.  Anticipating this trend, ex-surrealist Michel Leiris devoted much of his literary career to… READ MORE

An Afternoon at Ferme d’Auteuil

An Afternoon at Ferme d’Auteuil

Patrick Modiano— In the street, he unfolded the sheet she’d handed him. Written on it was: Kim, 288-15-28.      Strange first name. But it had something pert and cheerful… READ MORE

Proust’s Lasting Appeal

Proust’s Lasting Appeal

William C. Carter— A question I am often asked is why do I never tire of reading Proust’s In Search of Lost Time? How does this novel continue to speak… READ MORE

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