Tuesday, July 8, 2008
A number of things have gotten in the way of one's work . . . ah well . . . reread Pinter's The Proust Screenplay, which is a ridiculous piece of trash that fails in almost every conceivable way (primarily by not even attempting to portray Marcel as a writer), and that got one to pick up the Tadié biography, of Marcel, which is at times a chore to read . . . but it has its moments . . . for instance Marcel's inscription of a copy of Les Plaisirs et les Jours given to a friend: "The things which make us weep change, but the tears remain the same." A fine portrait of Proust is presented by two feature films, Celeste, and Time Regained, the former in German, the latter French.