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  • A Celebration of William Trevor with Hermione Lee, Yiyun Li and others

    Nothing of love had been destroyed today: they took that with them as they drew apart and walked away from one another, unaware that the future was less bleak than now it seemed, that in it there still would be the delicacy of their reticence, and they themselves as love had made them for a while. …

    Nothing of love had been destroyed today: they took that with them as they drew apart and walked away from one another, unaware that the future was less bleak than now it seemed, that in it there still would be the delicacy of their reticence, and they themselves as love had made them for a while.

    Fellow writers read favorite passages from the work of master storyteller William Trevor, whose Last Stories was published posthumously in 2018. “There are those rare writers — Chekhov, for instance, and William Trevor — whose egolessness makes us forget that we are reading a master’s creation,” Yiyun Li has written. “It’s more like living through the story along with the characters, whose pains, flaws, follies and predicaments are ours, too.”

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