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July 24, 2021


What a remarkably concise and moving piece. The number of things that I found of interest is astonishing given the limited space in which it is written. I found I wanted to know more about each of the individuals described as well as wishing to read a novel by "Amanda Cross," (a name that definitely rings a bell). Last and certainly not least, it is fascinating to learn about the author's heroes and "influencers", all so eloquently described.

Thank you for commenting, Nicholas. I'm happy to announce that Barbara Fisher will be writing for us again soon -- on Trilling, if she's willing, as I hope.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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