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“Provincetown.” New York Times Book Review, 29 July, 33. Accompanying Denis Donoghue’s review is this brief excerpt from chapter 1 of Tough Guys Don’t Dance (84.17), a description of the quality of light in Provincetown: “Perhaps this is why Provincetown is so beautiful. Conceived at night (for one would swear it was created in the course of one dark storm) its sand flats glistened in the dawn with the moist primeval innocence of land exposing itself to the sun for the first time. Decade after decade, artists came to paint the light of Provincetown….”