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Fiction

Fiction by David Cain “Who is this?” “Who is whom, dear?” “This guy in this story you wrote. Who is he?” “Oh, you mean Roger? He’s a character I made up.” “Yeah, Roger. Is there something I should know, some … Continue reading

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hear not

The first thing is to exclude all the people who have ears and hear not.” Marcel Proust, The Captive

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vulgar mind

Whenever an event occurs which is within the range of the vulgar mind of the moralising journalist, a political event as a rule, the moralising journalists are convinced that there has been some great change in France, that we shall … Continue reading

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true greatness

It was the same with Vinteuil; if at his death he had left behind him — excepting certain parts of the sonata — only what he had been able to complete, what we should have known of him would have … Continue reading

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enigma of Iago

The question that’s asked here remains as large as ever it was: which is, the nature of evil, how it’s born, why it grows, how it takes unilateral possession of a many-sided human soul. Or, let’s say: the enigma of … Continue reading

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Across the Line

Across the Line by David Cain We are swingers, my wife and I, and have been for a long time, since the beginning, in fact. We met at a swinger party. Swinger means a lot of different things to different … Continue reading

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the trimmer

Captain Ahab drowned, he reminded himself; it was the trimmer, Ishmael, who survived. Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

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