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Writing Your Own Obituary Can Teach You How to Live

There’s a misconception that obituaries are about death. In reality, they’re about life. Sure, they include things like cause of death and the loved ones of the deceased. But a good obit should paint a vivid picture of the life someone lived, of how that person might want to be remembered. Read more

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Where to Start with Marcel Proust

A new translation commemorating a century since the monumental masterpiece was first published in English–and since Proust died–Swann in Love is a sublimely witty and poignant story of the illusions of love and desire. Full of the rich social satire and penetrating insight that distinguish Proust’s style, it is the perfect introduction to one of the world’s great novelists. Read more

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