Craft Note: Marcel Proust’s Asparagus

In Swann's Way, the opening work of Marcel Proust's opus In Search of Lost Time, you will find the following oft-remarked-upon passage [2003 Viking edition, translation by Lydia Davis]: I would stop by the table, where the kitchen maid had just shelled them, to see the peas lined up and tallied like green marbles in…

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