The Day Lady Died
by Frank O'Hara
The Day Lady Died Memory and the Past Quotes
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and a NEW YORK POST with her face on it (line 25)
Then it happens: the speaker sees the newspaper, which triggers what the French writer Marcel Proust called "involuntary memory." (Judging by the speaker's love of all things French, you'd better believe he has read Proust's massive novel Remembrance of Things Past.) The newspaper sends the speaker plunging back into a memory of a concert.