Sunday, March 30, 2008

Poor Proust

"I saw, to my horror, an artfully worn, older-than-me copy of Proust by Samuel Beckett. If there existed a more hackneyed, achingly obvious method of telegraphing one's education, literary standards and general intelligence, I couldn't imagine it."
Augusten Burroughs, quoted in a New York Times article on reading habits and dating.

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comments: 2

Geo-B said...

It's not an academic habit to admit you haven't read something, but I was unfamliar with Beckett's "Proust," so I researched it (read: looked it up on the internet), sounds very interesting.

Michael Leddy said...

I got the Beckett book last year but haven't yet read it.