David Ulin on the overlooked, wickedly twisted short stories of Roald Dahl. (via The New Yorker)
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3 moments that might convince you Edgar Allan Poe was a time traveler.
upworthy.com In the case of Poe, it was his fiction that was, well, stranger than fiction.
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"I had left the house at eight thirty; by noon, I was a widower and a father." An excerpt from In A Dark Wood, Joseph Luzzi's memoir on how Dante Alighieri guided him through his grief at losing his wife.
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When Marcel Proust Was an Anxious Debut Novelist
lithub.com On November 8th Proust, who did not rise from his bed, received Élie-Joseph Bois, a reporter from Le Temps, and spoke to him for an hour and a half about “a thousand things.” The newspaper’s editor…
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Their mutual friend | When Dickens met Dostoevsky
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