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The Valet and Drifter Helping Me Get Through Quarantine; Letter of Recommendation

Jun 09, 2020 - The New York Times

Jeeves and Jack Reacher differ in their execution, but their shared talent for unyielding competence is a comfort in times of disorder.

The last few months have clarified some things for me. One is that I’m never going to finish reading Schreber’s “Memoirs of My Nervous Illness” or Wittgenstein’s “Culture and Value,” so there’s no reason to keep those mind-bending clunkers on my bedside table. This awful era asks many things of us; the maintenance of private pretensions is ...