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from The Adventures of Sinbad by Gyula Krudy

It was at this time, one autumn night — just as the bloodshot moon was sitting like a tipsy old man in the branches of the poplar tree, when all manner of intangible shadows flitted from garden to garden so … Continue reading

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Remember This

Forget, forget nothing, don’t forget the sweetness, don’t forget the severity. If indifference and unkindness take hold of your being, stir your memory and think of all the beautiful, all the burdensome things. Remember there is life and there is … Continue reading

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The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy, NYRB Classics

Recently a woman named Tracy Tynan published a memoir (which — full disclosure — I haven’t read), that seems to center, like so many these days, on how awful mommy and daddy were. Her father was that once famous enfant … Continue reading

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