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Happy Birthday Marcel Proust
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Happy Birthday Marcel Proust

On this day in 1871, Marcel Proust, arguably the greatest novelist in…..ever…. was born in France. A.S. Byatt, one of my personal heroes, calls him “the novelist she loves most”. Jim Harrison lists his massive work In Search of Lost Time just second to Dostoevsky’s The Possessed in his list of favorites. The great V. Woolf was stunned by … Continue reading »

Fern Hill and Welsh Lamb
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Fern Hill and Welsh Lamb

If you’d asked me a few years ago what I loved most (apart of course from family, friends, etc.), I would have told you books. The answer would have come as part of a lengthy diatribe, extolling the great humanity of Shakespeare, the brilliant passion of Dostoevsky, the piercing insight of Joyce. I mean but by GAD, have you … Continue reading »