Julie Dash’s luminous Daughters of the Dust plays like a series of rituals guiding its Gullah characters from the old life to the new..
Author: Rufus F.
Richard Wright’s “lost” 1942 novel of guilt, exile, and spiritual initiation has been fortuitously pulled up from the memory hole. It’s no less urgent today.
Hanif Abdurraqib’s song of praise never elides Black pain or the reality of racism; but centers and is held aloft by Black miracles.
I’m feeling a bit under the weather this week, so I think I will let Ralph Fiennes and the BBC fill in for me with “How Proust Can Change Your Life”
Proust is showing us the world that was in terminal decline by the first world war and asking the important question: What did we lose?
Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust: In which the love that dare not speak its name finally speaks- at great length.
We’re halfway through Marcel Proust’s epic The Guermantes Way and Death makes an appearance or two to complicate matters.
The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust: On worshipping and serving others in the social world of Volume 3 of “In Search of Lost Time”
As we finish Marcel Proust’s “In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower” our hero heads to the beach and meets an artist, a marquis, and a band of young girls who will alter the course of his life and imagination, whether or not he ever really knows them.
In “In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower” by Marcel Proust, our hero goes through the changes of adolescence, in which he sees things loved from afar close up, and watches their proportions and values shrink or enlarge greatly.
Let anyone who has never debased themselves for a mismatched love cast the first snark. Finishing the first volume of Proust.