Sunday, December 27, 2020

Swann, dreaming

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

The young man in a fez is Swann himself: “like certain novelists, he had divided his personality between two characters, the one having the dream, and another he saw before him wearing a fez.”

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comments: 2

Stephen said...

While I admit to having attended a Shriners parade many years ago (encouraged by a semiotics professor), the only place I've recently seen a fez worn is Silicon Valley, where I saw a few examples in white with very elaborate gold brocade.

Michael Leddy said...

Elaine and I watched a Shriners parade in Boston years ago. Yes, lots of semiotics. :)