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Van Gogh - Roses, detail
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The hundredth anniversary of Swann’s Way is this year, and to celebrate, the New York Times posted a series of tributes to the work of Marcel Proust.
More than two thousand papers and other materials from Ernest Hemingway’s Havana estate, Finca Vigia, are being transferred to the John F. Kennedy Library. These will include passports showing Hemingway’s travels and letters commenting on such works as “The Old Man and the Sea.”
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“It’s interesting that so few narratives about Harvard have ever been told from the non-elite, unassimilated experience. Such a void is, finally and wonderfully, filled by Andre Aciman’s brilliant new novel…Café Algiers becomes, in Kalaj’s words, Chez Nous, a respite from the university just a few streets away.”
Jessica Freeman-Slade reviews Andre Aciman’s Harvard Square, set partially at the Square’s real-life Cafe Algiers.
One is always at home in one’s past… — Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory (via litverve)
How odd to come across this quote. I’m reading the book right now—it’s been on my shelf for years.
Longreads: Longreads Guest Pick: Meaghan O'Connell on Ted Thompson and the Making of a Novel -
Meaghan O’Connell is the editor-in-chief of meaghano.com:
“I regard novel-writing with a heady combination of awe and dread, so when debut novelist Ted Thompson wrote about his book’s eight (eight!) year journey to completion last week, I opened it in a tab and walked away from my…