Chat Away – In Search of Lost Time

The 20th Century produced two great novels, by which all other novels are judged: Marcel Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time” and James Joyce’s “Ulysses”. For your evening enjoyment, some selections from Proust’s gargantuan work. (And a bit of funny at the end.)


The madeleine scene


Alan Rickman reading Proust


Proust on lost time


Alain de Botton – How Proust can change your life


Monty Python – All-England Summarize Proust Competition


From the sublime to the ridiculous. Chat away!

135 Responses to “Chat Away – In Search of Lost Time”

  1. 1 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Woooot! #FORWARD

  2. 4 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Good evening to my favorite Librarian! Thank you for this marvelously literate post! 😀

  3. 22 vcprezofan2
    December 3, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Huff! Puff! Puff! Ma-aade it!

  4. 23 africa
    December 3, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you, LL!!! 🙂

  5. 24 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Heart-pounding, seat-grabbing, breathtaking SCIENCE!!!! 😀

  6. 26 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 7:39 pm

  7. 29 africa
    December 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm

  8. 31 Layla
    December 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Just one of a librarian’s frustrations…

  9. 44 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    • 45 vcprezofan2
      December 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Good for him! I remember this one from a couple (?) of years back. I wonder what that young man has been doing since then.

  10. 46 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 7:42 pm

  11. December 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Congrats on 1st, Dudette!!!

    Thank you, LL for posting such interesting content!!

  12. December 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    In summary ….

    … they’ll never escape that legacy – a legacy of greed, hate and willful disregard for the lives and quality of life of millions of Americans.


  13. December 3, 2013 at 7:49 pm

  14. 58 hopefruit2
    December 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Congrats Dudette on #1! Looks like it’s your and LL’s thread of awesomeness this evening:)

  15. 60 a4alice
    December 3, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    righteous rant from Garrison

  16. 62 carolyn
    December 3, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I LOVE these people (and dogs) are awesome tweets!!!

  17. 64 99ts
    December 3, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Dudette – you are on an Awesum roll this day. 🙂

  18. 70 Nena20409
    December 3, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Congrats Dudette for Your Gold 😉
    Jay “Clark Kent” Carney’s 12-03-13 WH presser

  19. 72 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    • 73 Nena20409
      December 3, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      All these Tweet-pics are just heartwarming. Thanks Dudette. The little boy asking for the dad to come home……oh my goodness. The 15 yrs old who saved a little girl…..precious. Just Fantastic. The guy who gave a life saving transplant and lost his chance to play……the sweetest thing ever.

      • 74 Dudette
        December 3, 2013 at 8:34 pm

        Glad you like ’em! I like the warm gooey feeling they give me. Thought I’d infect some other folks with it. 🙂

  20. 75 dotster3
    December 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    One last attempt at babyness—-pink on pink ultra cuteness

    • 76 vcprezofan2
      December 3, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      I guess I won’t be seeing your girl grandbabe tonight, Dotster.

      ‘…. The link you clicked on may have expired or you man not have permission t view this page.’

    • 77 Dudette
      December 3, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      Aw! Email the picture to Chips, dotster3. She’ll post it for you. We wanna see!

  21. December 3, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Sheesh, I look at my YouTube subscriptions and I see this:

    • 81 hopefruit2
      December 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Hey Chips, Billy sent TOD this text msg just for you:

      “Some love is just a lie of the heart
      The cold remains to what began as a passionate start
      And they may not want it to end
      But it’s really just a question of when

      I’ve lived long enough to have learned
      The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned
      But that won’t happen to us
      Cause it’s really just a matter of trust”

      —Love from Billy–

    • 83 Nena20409
      December 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      I saw that today and I swear, I thought about you. I almost brought it here, but on a second thought, I chickened out.

      Then I was going to post that Prince Rogers Nelson would be the Headliner for the Essence Festival in July 2014…….Love Prince, never been to NOLA……but know that some TODers might like this information. Then I forgot and lost track. Now I don’t have the link anymore.

  22. 84 hopefruit2
    December 3, 2013 at 8:04 pm

  23. 89 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    People take for granted nowadays so many of the things unions fought hard & won for us all.

  24. 90 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 8:09 pm

  25. 91 hopefruit2
    December 3, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    • 92 amk for obama
      December 3, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      “Earlier on Tuesday, the Guardian published a letter of support from Carl Bernstein, the U.S. journalist who helped expose the Watergate scandal in the 1970s.”.

      LOL. Pathetic carl.

  26. 93 vcprezofan2
    December 3, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    It’s just dawned on me that I`m hungry. BBL. 😀

  27. 100 hopefruit2
    December 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm

  28. 101 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    This guy Sean just followed me today. I like!

  29. 104 amk for obama
    December 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm

  30. 106 Nena20409
    December 3, 2013 at 8:26 pm


    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Next year’s Essence Festival is getting a dose of music royalty from Prince.

    The “Purple Rain” singer-songwriter is headlining the 20th annual festival, a celebration of black music and culture being held July 3-6 in New Orleans.

    Prince, who performed at Essence in 2004, also headlined this year’s South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. His newest single, “Screwdriver,” debuted earlier this year. Still, Prince is best known for chart-topping hits like “1999,” ”Cool” and “Purple Rain.”

  31. December 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm

  32. 114 desertflower
    December 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Someones should Tweet this out to the universe:) http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017162490

  33. 117 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 8:42 pm

  34. 118 desertflower
    December 3, 2013 at 8:44 pm


    The hacker who shook the US intelligence machinery and had world leaders railing against Washington for spying on them picked up crucial skills in India. Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower, spent a week in New Delhi training in core Java programming and advanced ethical hacking. It’s this training that got him certified as an EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA).

    Now hiding in Russia as a fugitive from US law and charged with espionage for leaking documents related to the US surveillance, Snowden trained at offshore IT training and certification provider Koenig Solutions in Moti Nagar, New Delhi in 2010. He flew into India on September 3 from Japan and left for the US on September 9.

    The Registration of Foreigners Rule 1939 Form C Hotel Arrival report, a copy of which is with TOI, shows Snowden checked into Koenig Inn run by the institute in Karol Bagh at 2.30pm on September 3. “He paid over $2,000 towards his training fee, lodging and boarding,” said Rohit Aggarwal, founder and CEO of Koenig Solutions. Koenig is an authorized training partner for certification programmes from companies like Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, EC-Council, Citrix and VMware. It has trained over 20,000 foreign IT professionals across five centres in the country and one in Dubai.

  35. 119 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Adele has been criminally absent from this blog for quite some time. I intend to correct that this minute!

    • 120 mtmarilyn
      December 4, 2013 at 12:26 am

      Thank you Dudette, I love Adele. Been so busy today haven’t had time to catch up. So glad the President is out touting the ACA. It’ll great watching this unfold.

  36. December 3, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Thank you LL. You’re on today!

  37. 122 amk for obama
    December 3, 2013 at 8:51 pm

  38. 125 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 8:53 pm

  39. 126 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    LL – Lovely post. Thanks so much!

  40. 128 amk for obama
    December 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm

  41. 129 amk for obama
    December 3, 2013 at 9:10 pm

  42. 130 amk for obama
    December 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm

  43. 131 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 9:20 pm

  44. 132 amk for obama
    December 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm

  45. 134 amk for obama
    December 3, 2013 at 9:26 pm

  46. 135 Bill R.
    December 3, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Update from Cover Oregon: As you know I have been active in the effort here in Oregon to enroll people in the #ACA. The Cover Oregon website has been operational except for enrollment so we’re working with paper here which takes longer. Cover Oregon reports they have a 57,000 completed applications, of those there are now 3500 confirmed enrollments. All of the 57K apps will be processed by Dec. 15. From the Health Care Enrollment Fairs I participated in there were 3000 apps. Separately the Oregon Health Authority reports enrollment of 78,251 persons in the Oregon Health Plan or the Expanded Medicaid provision of the ACA.

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