The people Marcel loves are people in motion. Like Albertine - always speeding off somewhere on a bike, on a train, in a car, on a horse or flown out of the window; like Marcel's mother, perpetually on her way up the stairs to kiss him good night; like his grand mother, striding up and … Continue reading On the second paradox of Zeno
I have not always be fair to him, and yet I depend on him more than I admit to myself... So, today, Julian holds the pen. For us, creatures of a lower order, not free, not slaves, but prisoners all the same, facing our maker is the ultimate test. This is your space, yours, that … Continue reading Facing my Maker #amwriting #characters
It goes for colours, type-faces, places, objects, smiles, books… The human spirit is attracted, inspired, by “things”, in a fashion that appears random to the observer (“tastes and colours…” goes the French saying). But it isn’t. There are reasons for everything, and randomness is often a metaphor for “we can’t explain this”. Julian is attracted … Continue reading #WritersWednesday: His Hero is Marcel
“Les tenants de l’apparence restent fidèles à l’imitation. Ceux qui recherchent une réalité cachée derrière l’apparence définissent une doctrine de l’invention, de la création.” Jean-Yves Tadié, Marcel Proust, L’artiste selon Ruskin (The advocates of appearance stay loyal to imitation. Those who look for some reality behind appearances define a doctrine of invention, of creation.) I … Continue reading #WritersBlog ~ Feeling guilty, me?
A big thank you to @olbigjim for this unexpected award! I understand this is normally awarded to bloggers of somewhat more experience than this one but I won't complain: I am indeed very grateful, thank you Jim! To follow the tradition I wish first of all to invite my readers and followers to visit your … Continue reading The Beautiful Blogger Award
In response to: http://kdrush.com/Main/content.php/179-The-TopTenBooks-Challenge #10 The Kindly Ones (Les Bienveillantes) by Jonathan Littell: I have listed this harrowing account of evil as I was surprised by the description of Europe's worst nightmare by a young American author, who, besides, wrote in French. This is a giant of a book, and the horror is not imagined, … Continue reading #toptenbooks