Carson McCullers' Bookshelf
By Marcel Proust
"After the postman comes this afternoon I'll read Proust. Today I was thinking of the immense debt I owe to Proust. It's not a matter of his "influencing my style" or anything like that—it's the rare good fortune of having always something to turn to, and great book that never tarnishes, never become[s] dull from familiarity."