Tag Archive: marcel proust

Zen and the Art of Quantum Mechanics: Ruth Ozeki’s ‘A Tale For The Time Being’ #AW80Books

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It’s not often that I’m lost for words, but I’ve been struggling with how to begin writing about Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being. My mind has been completely blown by it. In… Continue reading

Sunshine and Wisteria plus Popcorn and Pyjamas – How to turn everyday into an Enchanted April.

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After reading and luxuriating in the wondrous novel, The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim, I couldn’t resist getting hold of a copy of the DVD for an afternoon of sunshine and wisteria at San… Continue reading

Proust on holiday: Jacques Tati meets Johnny Vegas.

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Proust might not be the first name that springs to mind when choosing holiday reading material, but by happy chance I took my half-read copy of In the Shadow of Young Girls in… Continue reading

Living Inside Time

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Recently, I’ve not been reading well. I’ve spent the past month or so avoiding novels that require concentration as I’ve had none to give. I know why I feel like this and I… Continue reading

Well, where would you take Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf for a great day out?

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A couple of weekends ago my daughter and I caught the early National Express coach from Swansea to London and went to the Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley. Despite copious packed lunch… Continue reading

I have nothing in common with that carrot, take it away.

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I have just finished ‘In The Shadow Of Young Girls In Bloom’ by Proust, and of course, it’s full of deeply insightful nuggets about human behaviour, especially the utter insanity of being in… Continue reading

Why I’ll Never See Morrissey

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Having been advised by the doctor that a trip to the theatre could prove too much for their son’s delicate constitution, Marcel’s parents ban him from attending, much to his chagrin. He would… Continue reading

Marcel Proust – Let’s Hear it for the Birthday Boy!

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Happy Birthday Marcel! When we discovered that we had both been reading and having our minds blown way by Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time’, the online discussions that followed triggered the idea… Continue reading

Official cause of death – ugly curtains

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Usually when an artist of any kind dies in a hotel room, there’s drugs, booze, hookers and/or goats involved. Our lad Proust is staying at the Grand Hôtel of Balbec (fictional place based… Continue reading

The urge to punch Proust…

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…is a strong one. I am on the second volume of In Search Of Lost Time, and I find it very hard to separate Proust’s narrator with Proust himself. This feels like an… Continue reading