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steven-belanger's picture
Photo: Illiers-Cambray, setting of the first (of seven) novels that make up Proust's Remembrance of Things Past (or, In Search of Lost Time), from the book's Wikipedia page.   The premise of this book: The editor, Ronald B. Shwartz, sent a message to 115 authors, asking them to respond via...
emilie-richards's picture
Recently Copyblogger featured an article guaranteed to catch my eye: 8 Strange Rituals of Very Productive Writers.  Seventy novels later I guess I think of myself as productive and possibly quite strange. So, of course, I had to find out what odd and amazing things my fellow...
stephen-evans's picture
Even I know enough French (and Proust) to know that In Search of Lost Time is an inadequate translation of À la Recherche du Temps Perdu. Not that Remembrance of Things Past is better.
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
I've been reading Calvino's Six Memos for the Next Millennium (Lezioni Americane) with its five chapters (Calvino died before he could finish the lectures and deliver them at Harvard) on Lightness, Quickness, Exactitude, Visibility, Multiplicity (missing chapter:  Consistency). In the Multiplicity...
j-p-smith's picture
Please check out my latest essay at The Millions, "Reading in Tongues": http://www.themillions.com/2010/07/reading-in-tongues.html 
cliff-burns's picture
I have this fantasy, an elaborate, invented dream world, and every so often I give myself over to it, a willing abdication from the cares and concerns that assail me. I leave Earth Prime far behind and transport myself to a whole other place and time: I’m a good deal older but still quite vital;...
j-p-smith's picture
As the late Chilean author Roberto Bolaño well knew, with Hepatitis C you are either counting your days, stacking them like coins found in a drawer or under the cushions, or spending them like a drunk man with too much loose change; just as your viral count—whether 750,000 or a few million—could be...