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Bruce Benderson

Benderson is a novelist, essayist, journalist and translator, widely published in France.

Old Europe

For some time I’ve been in love with Old Europe, though she treats me like a stupid, underage concubine. My American friends wonder what I can see in such a worn-out tart, her silly Cupid’s bow drawn with lipstick over a slack mouth, her hackneyed prejudices and skin cast in the pallor of a bad liver.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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