Until his death in 2008, the elegant novelist, living in Paris, maintained a strict schedule of idleness. He slept late, rising in the afternoons for a walk to the Café de Flore, and wrote fiction only when he felt like it. “So much beauty in the world, so few eyes to see it,” Cossery would say.

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Good article - exploring the idea that procrastination might just be part of who we are…

I nailed it with that one,” he said, very quietly. “I remember finishing the painting and covering it up, because it was just too strong.

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… on ‘No Woman No Cry’, a portrait of Doreen Lawrence, by Chris Ofili. 

From his recent New Yorker profile.