Proust Speaks: Part 1

Proust rises from the grave to attend his 100th Anniversary Wake It was inconceivable for The Marcel Proust Support Group to let the 100th anniversary of the author’s death go by without observation. So a few months before the date, I sent a letter to the owner of the Savoy Tivoli, my all-time favorite North… Continue reading Proust Speaks: Part 1

Writers and The Changing City

Ever since the gold rush, San Francisco has enticed writers. They couldn’t resist its intoxicating beauty, frequent liberties, and the fantasy of sudden fortune—a writer’s most cherished pipe dream— of the boom town on the bay. Between the gold—and subsequent silver—booms and the tech boom, there were decades when all San Francisco had going for… Continue reading Writers and The Changing City