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Partial Table of Contents for an Unpublished Anthology

What We Wear: An Anthology of Stories About Clothes

Edited by Mark Mitchell


“Un vêtement qui dort est un vêtement mort.”

—French saying


Hans Christian Andersen, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”

Nikolai Gogol, “The Overcoat”

Henry James, “The Romance of Certain Old Clothes”

Kate Chopin, “A Pair of Silk Stockings”

Franz Kafka, “Dresses”

Saki [H. H. Munro], “Fur”

Elizabeth Bowen, “Shoes: An International Episode”

Virginia Woolf, “The New Dress”

Nina Berberova, “The Tattered Cloak”

Eudora Welty, “The Purple Hat”

Edward Gorey, “The Abandoned Sock”

Deborah Eisenberg, “Rafe’s Coat”

Cynthia Ozick, “The Shawl”

Guy Davenport, “A Gingham Dress”


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Photograph by Maly Noël (Paris)

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