Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Proust model reader

In today's New York Times, a photograph of a lovely model reading Proust.

comments: 5

Elaine Fine said...

Perhaps it would be more convincing if she didn't have a huge amount of hair between her eyes and the book, or if the spine were broken, at least a little bit. It looks like the person who gave her the book hadn't read it either.

Michael Leddy said...

Elaine also says, "You're just thinking that she's smart because she's attractive." She may be right.

Tom the Piper's Son said...

Marilyn reading Ulysses is more convincing, of course.
Just came across "Proust at the Majestic" at the library and wondered if you've read it.
The finger of fate is pointing me towards another stab at "Swann;s Way".

Geo-B said...


Michael Leddy said...

The Times presents this scene as part of the real: "It seems perfectly normal to see a model reading Proust while her hair is yanked and plaited. This is Paris couture." So if the book is a prop, that caption is highly misleading.

I haven't read Proust at the Majestic, Tom. If you try Swann's Way, let me know.