Posts by tag: Marcel Proust

Continuing the French literature kick I’m on (Huysman, Gide, Flaubert, Simenon…), and in time for the centennial of Proust’s Du Côté de chez Swann (1913), here’s a photo of a couple of street signs in my ‘hood. Gratuitous, almost.

"Swan's Way"

Not quite Swann’s Way; but good enough for this francophile.

Aby Warburg’s tale

Now I will recount the true and tragic tale of Aby Warburg (1886-1929), whose bibliomaniacal obsession with myth, icon, symbol, and meaning across cultures and through the ages led to his pyschic disintegration.

Aby Warburg reading

Warburg concentrating, looking a shade like Proust.

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