Although he never lived in Alexandria, he had read all the books. As a young man, he visited enough of the Levant to think he knew what to expect, and concocted the rest from Cavafy, Forster, Durrell and Pynchon… Among Richard Gwyn‘s titles are Sad Giraffe Cafe (poetry, Arc, 2010), The Vagabond’s Breakfast (nonfiction, Alcemi, […]
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