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I have finished Remembrance - sort of

Well, I've made it to page 1018, the end of the Penguin/Kilmartin translation of Remembrance of Things Past. But I had to be honest with myself: I have only finished the first two of six volumes (two of them in this one book). And so, today, I also got a new book: The Guermantes Way, in the new translation Viking put out a few years ago. I have to say, silly or not, I'm looking forward to starting it, in part to see how someone else handles the occasionally convoluted grammar in this book.

Quote for the end: It is, after all, as good a way as any of solving the problem of existence to get near enough to the things and people that have appeared to us beautiful and mysterious from a distance to be able to satisfy ourselves that they have neither mystery nor beauty.

Does anyone want this now? I think it's got one more read left in it before it disintegrates. The binding has held up really well, all things considered.

The Hound of the Baskervilles was a complete hoot and made me wish my brother were here and could have seen it with us - the humor would have been very much to his liking. And the £12 TKTS tickets made it a perfect Friday night. I recommend it.


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May. 4th, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
Yes please!

Peepolykus are fab, I've been a fan for years. I think this is their first time in the 'West End' proper.

With luck, they'll revive Mindbender at some point - a fake medium discovers that he's not as fake as he thinks.
May. 5th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
I had no idea they were a proper theater company. I absolutely want to go see them again!
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