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Paintings in Proust: A Visual Companion to In Search of Lost Time
Eric Karpeles
In Search of Lost Time
Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Andreas Mayor, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright, Richard Howard
Within a Budding Grove (In Search of Lost Time, #2)
Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright

Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age (New York Review Books Classics)

Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age - Bohumil Hrabal, Adam Thirlwell, Michael Henry Heim A book that begs to be read in one sitting, a drunken monologue rendered by Hrabal in a fantastically erudite and maddening run-on sentence (to which this paltry review pays homage) while the aged, weathered, but oh-so-wise Jirka addresses an unspecified group of “young ladies” on subjects ranging from the role of the Czech monarchy in its heyday, the pursuit of love and sex through Jirka’s inebriated and senile recollections (“it’s interesting how young poets think of death while old fogies think of girls”), the proper fermentation processes for making different kinds of beer, the strange, tragicomic suicides and deaths that make up the history of his community, the influence of what he calls “the European Renaissance,” beekeeping, poetics, Strauss, sexual anatomy and urine and far too many pissing contests, and the meaning of dreams being rather like life itself—the exact opposite and often a puzzling inverse of what one sees and comprehends at first glance.