Archive for September, 2014

Blog # 154: More Proust in Woolf, by way of War and Scott Moncrieff (4 of 3)

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Scott Moncrieff’s “Translator’s Dedication” to Within a Budding Grove To K. S. S. That men in armour may be born With serpents’ teeth the field is sown; Rains mould, winds bend, suns gild the corn Too quickly ripe, too early mown. I scan the quivering heads, [...]

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Blog #1(2)53: Acrostics or Apophenia in To the Lighthouse

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Acrostic or puzzle? What did Virginia mean by “one thousand two hundred and fifty-three”? In the American edition of To the Lighthouse we are told “That was the number, it seemed, on his watch.” The British edition reads “which happened to be the number on his [...]

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Blog #152: Remembrance of Things Past in To the Lighthouse (3 of 3)

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers My string of broken promises keeps growing longer and longer. Lest the string grow too long, I am going to mend and fulfill one of those promises. The time has come to redeem lost time by quickly looking at Proust and finishing my trilogy of Tudeau-Clayton [...]

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