"You call this literature?"
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Proust orders from the cart.
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The Letters Of Jean-Paul Sartre To His Mother
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"The tone of the letter is stern, almost threatening, but - see here? - he signs with a smiley face, so I think we may be alright."
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"The only way to create a sensation as an essayist these days is to write something mean bout cats."
"David Brooks sure reads a lot of books."
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"I like his earlier work better, particularly the ones I said I didn't like at the time."
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"Maybe I don't like stunning debuts."
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"I got your Postum, but they were right out of twenty-five-cent Marianne Moore stamps."
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"Have you considered writing this story in the third monkey rather than the first monkey?"
"Would you mind taking a look at this collection of my poems? Your opinion would mean a lot."
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"That was too many fresh original voices for one night."
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"The 'Times' called his novel 'downloadable'."
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As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning he found himself transformed into a gigantic emoji.