Tuesday, December 22, 2020


A member of “the ‘little set,’ the ‘little circle,’ the ‘little clan’” — let’s say Mme. Verdurin’s little clique — has spoken of tomorrow’s plans for dinner in the Bois, a dinner to which Charles Swann has not been invited.

Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way, trans. Lydia Davis (New York: Viking, 2002).

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comments: 8

Fresca said...

I think this is the sentence you said in a comment on my blog might be like a brick?
It was.
But I love it---after about three close readings, I got it. . .
And recognized it, too!


Fresca said...

P.S. Only trouble with your block quotes is I can't cut and paste them... Unless there's a trick to doing that?

Fresca said...

P.P.S. Of course I mean "copy" and paste.

Fresca said...

P.P.P.S. So I'll just have to write it out... Which will be a good way to get into it again. :)
And that is the end of my comments here.

Michael Leddy said...

Yesterday’s was the one I was thinking of — this one. Today’s too.

Those are just image files. I do anything from fiction or poetry in that way to set it off from everything else, to have more control over formatting text (with poetry), and to avoid the ridiculously long lines that a reader using RSS might encounter. Just save the pic!

Michael Leddy said...

Or use the free LEADTOOLS OCR app to scan the image and turn it back into text. I sometimes cheat by taking a photo of a page and scanning. Easier than typing, though the scan can introduce errors.

Michael Leddy said...

I admit that my “process” may appear convoluted to some. :)

Frex said...

Oh, good to know---I have never done that--scanning an image and turning it back to text.
I just retyped it on my blog, which really was good anyway, as it made me go over the sentence again.