If Proust Had Been From Milwaukee

What if Marcel Proust had a few too many in the Brew City?

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David Mamet’s Milwaukee Gambit

THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING playwright David Mamet is best known for his, well, plays. But evidently he’s been branching into cartooning because his agent sent us a surprisingly decent drawing he’d made.

It imagines what Marcel Proust’s masterwork, Remembrance of Things Past, might have looked like if the Parisian author had lived in Milwaukee – and apparently had drunk enough beer to misspell “remembrance.”

Mamet’s photo courtesy of David Shankbone

“Things Pabst” appears in the Culture Cosmos section of the September 2019 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.