Saturday, May 1, 2021

Art and speed and haste

“Some used to say,” Marcel says, “that art in a period of speed and haste would be brief, like the people before the war who predicted that it would be over quickly.”

Marcel Proust, Finding Time Again, trans. Ian Patterson (London: Penguin, 2003).

No brief art here: our household’s tandem reading club has been at In Search of Lost Time since December 8. We’re set to reach the last page tomorrow.

Related reading
All OCA Proust posts (Pinboard)

[Bicycles can also bring the curious to empty or abandoned churches.]

comments: 4

Fresca said...

What? The last page? There's a last page?
Then what?
Will you start at the beginning again?
I've enjoyed reading along, in tidbits--just my pace and brain capacity.

Michael Leddy said...

No going back now — it’s not Finnegans Wake. : ) Next stop is Villette.

We’ve done a little more than twenty pages a day, fifteen or so in one sitting, then another five or so later in the day.

Fresca said...

Oh, a coworker was reading Villette, which made me curious (a coworker reading a novel!)--I've only read Jane Eyre.
Will be interested to hear what you think and read selected tidbits.

Michael Leddy said...

Coming soon!