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may have to drop them from Modern Library. The two-volume
thing will supply the couple of thousand people each year
who read Proust still. I think he may have a revival
someday because I think he's a very modern kind of author.
Oh, yes. It's the one author my husband reads in
Oh, he loves Proust--every book that Proust has ever
written and that's a lot.
Well, maybe it was because we published Proust, we,
in 1936 or so, we had submitted to us a little book that's
forgotten now but that made quite sensation when it came
out. It was called We Too Are Drifting by Gail Wilhelm.
It was a straight lesbian story, which, at that time, was
quite startling. The Well of Loneliness had just come out.
That came from abroad. But We Too Are Drifting was a story
by a San Francisco girl, Miss Wilhelm; and, as I way, it's
forgotten now, but it made quite a sensation when it came out.
Did anyone try to censor it in the courts or anything?
No. It was a very delicate, beautiful, poignant
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