Tag Archive: Proust

How to get fit with Books and Stationary

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Before the spelling police turn up to arrest me,  that does say stationary, not stationery. It’s a reference to my new (to me) stationary bike, or noncycle as I like to call it.… Continue reading

Proust: Mod or Epoque’r?

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What nonsense is this? you ask. Before you shout me down for plain lunacy, I do think it’s worth considering whether Proust was a Modernist or was he still entrenched in La Belle Epoque… Continue reading

…And that’s why if there ever was a shopping competition between Proust and Paddington, the bear would win!

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You’ve got to wonder what Proust would make of today’s world. Just imagine, if, fed up of his perpetual bedroom anxieties and the horror of those violet curtains, he decided to go to… Continue reading

If anyone deserves new pencils, it’s Proust!

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Proust is dead. I know. But hey, it’ll take a lot more than that to stop me buying new pencils for him. Let me explain. When Lucy and I realised that by total… Continue reading

He should have gone to a Premier Inn

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On the whole, I’m pretty good at sleeping. Once I’m off, it’d take the equivalent of a herd of angry buffalo doing the Macarena to wake me. However, as I’ve aged, I’ve started… Continue reading

Why Proust?

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I’m not sure when I made the decision to tackle Proust, but, I resolved many years ago that if I did nothing else with my life, I would at least attempt to be… Continue reading