Stephen Breyer on Proust.

Strangely—beyond strange—of all people, Stephen Breyer has made me want to read Proust: Proust is a universal author: he can touch anyone, for different reasons; each of us can find some piece of himself in Proust, at different ages. And this is quite nice: It is the work of art that allows us to rediscover lost […]

Paris Review Interview with Javier Marías.

Javier Marías, in an interview with The Paris Review: Some have said that writing is a unique way of knowing, but it is a unique way of recognizing. This happens very often in Proust in particular. You read something and you say, Yes, this is true, this is something I have experienced, this is something […]

The Graves of Famous Writers.

At the Atlantic, Alexis Hauk examines the graves of several American writers: Writers’ graves can be surprising places to visit. Unlike the luminaries housed at more elegant cemeteries, like Pere Lachaise in Paris (Victor Hugo, Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Richard Wright), many literary stars lie for eternity in simpler, plainer spots around this country, […]