Life Is Short, Proust Is Long
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“In at least one way, slow reading is always unreasonable. It denies finitude. ‘Life is too short,’ as Anatole France once put it, ‘and Proust is too long.’ The problem with taking your time is that time runs out.”
Illustration by Boyoun Kim.
One for the New Yorker. Big thanks to Jordan Awan.
21st-century health and fitness for Stella Magazine, the sunday telegraph, London. Thanks to AD Jason.
I did this for the New York Times a few weeks ago. Thanks to AD Matt!
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