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If You See Something Sven Birkerts

Some years ago, before the big operations for heart and cancer that undermined him, long before he took his life, my great sad friend discovered the obsessive pleasures of fine clothing.

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No. 07

No. 07


Sven Birkerts is the author, most recently, of  The Art of Time in Memoir: Then, Again (Graywolf). The piece in this issue is part of a mosaic memoir-in-progress.


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