Mourning le Temps Perdu (Proust 1988–1990): Eating Together in Pestilence

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Jean Duruz


This creative piece of non-fiction was written in response to the challenges of everyday life in the early weeks of the pandemic in Australia. I wanted to convey the emotional economy of experiences—the longing, sense of loss, traces of guilt in processes of remembering and storytelling, particularly when these feelings might seem unjustified and self-indulgent.

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The Great Dis-Equalizer: the Covid-19 Crisis Special Issue (Cultural Works)