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The Collected Stories
John McGahern
Middlemarch
George Eliot
Omensetter's Luck
William H. Gass
Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
A Naked Singularity (Paper)
Sergio De La Pava
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews
Geoff Dyer
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self
Claire Tomalin
Maps and Legends
Michael Chabon

Going Ashore

Going Ashore - Mavis Gallant From “The Cost of Living”, a short story. P 184.
“The beginning had already rushed into the past and frozen there, as if, from the first afternoon, each had been thinking, This is how it will be remembered.”
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Same. P 194.
“They were young and ambitious and frightened; and they were French, so that their learned behaviour was all smoothness. There was no crevice where an emotion could hold.”
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The Legacy, p 35. “…The old maidish asperity that had lately begun to creep through her conversation like an ink-stain.”