A mid-November deadline looms, and between work and writing, I don’t have much steam left for books, email, or blogging. In fact, I’m at about 65% on the brain-deadness scale. Which translates into a whole lot of YouTube.
So while my mother-in-law, Jane, recently enjoyed all 3500 pages of In Search of Lost Time, then read a new biography of Proust’s mother, and now is halfway through Swann’s Way for the second time, the closest I’ve gotten to a masterwork lately is watching the All England Summarize Proust Competition. (Via the Rockslinga.)
You can read an excerpt from Madame Proust: A Biography here.