lauantaina, maaliskuuta 11, 2006

Novel as hay(na)ku, an anecdote, & a nice typo

A la recherche
du temps
James Joyce and Marcel Proust met in 1922, on 18 May, after the first night of Igor Stravinsky's Renard, at a party for Serge Diaghilev also attended by Pablo Picasso, who had designed the sets. Afterwards Proust gave Joyce a life home in a taxi, and during the journey the drunken Irishman told Proust he had never read a single word he had written. Proust was very offended and took himself off to the Ritz, where he had an arrangement that he would always be fed, however late.

As told, with typo and all, by Peter Watson, in A Terrible Beauty.