Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2020

Archive

From <i>Swann’s Way</i>
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From Swann’s Way

“For a long time I used to go to bed early. Sometimes, when I had put out my candle, my eyes would close so quickly that I had not even time to say ‘I’m going to sleep.’”

From “The Dolt”
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From “The Dolt”

“Edgar tried to think of a way to badmouth this immense son leaning over him like a large blaring building. But he couldn't think of anything. Thinking of anything was beyond him.”

From <i>Another Country</i>
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From Another Country

“There was some pot on the scene and he was a little high. He was feeling great. And, during the last set, he came doubly alive because the saxophone player, who had been way out all night, took off on a terrific solo.”

From <i>Greasy Lake</i>
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From Greasy Lake

“There was a time when courtesy and winning ways went out of style, when it was good to be bad, when you cultivated decadence like a taste. We were all dangerous characters then.”

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