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Let the Old Dead Make Room for the New Dead

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Genre:Short Stories
Language: English
Dimensions:4.37 x 6.3 x 0.12 inches
Weight:1047.8 g
Published: October 17, 2019

About the Book

A chance encounter leads a man to spend the afternoon with an older woman, now a widow, who escaped him fifteen years earlier. Neither of them doubts that the day will end in disgust, but for one intimate moment each finds a way to overcome mortality.

Written in 1969, before Milan Kundera was known to English-speaking readers, this story renders male and female characters painful equals, and prompted Philip Roth to admire its 'detached Chekhovian tenderness'.