Hanging out with Proust??

Old Dec 6th, 2001, 08:47 AM
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Hanging out with Proust??

what european literary giant or character would you hang out with if you could??
 
Old Dec 6th, 2001, 09:42 AM
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Well, LL, since I've been trying to get into Dante's Inferno, these days I'd choose Dante to talk to directly. I'm still muddling through Dorothy Sayer's introduction and I have the Teaching Company's tapes to assist, but there is so much to understand before one even begins reading and I expect I'll want Dante to explain some things himself. My general knowledge of medieval Europe just won't be enough and the historians never agree!
 
Old Dec 6th, 2001, 09:43 AM
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The Marquis de Sade (just kidding).
 
Old Dec 7th, 2001, 07:34 AM
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As I posted on another thread along these lines, my friend would be the bawdy queen of Montparnesse, KIKI.An exlover of Manray, modeling for all the artists of that period. Hangos out with everyone from Colette to Hemingway. She kbnew, slept, or danced with everyone
 
Old Dec 7th, 2001, 07:43 AM
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spelling police:I KNOW< I KNOW!
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Old Dec 7th, 2001, 08:03 AM
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Piaf or maybe Coco Chanel, I like these French women who overcame great hardship and became legends...and I want to live in Paris in the "old days"
 
Old Dec 7th, 2001, 09:25 AM
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Shanna, Sorry your comment made me laugh. '...I've been trying to get into Dante's Inferno....
 
Old Dec 7th, 2001, 12:16 PM
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Love to have a go at Henry. Take him to task for all the Cathedrals, Monasteries, Castles, etc., he destroyed in the name of gluttony. Of course, I would like to have the US Special Forces with me.
 
Old Dec 7th, 2001, 12:22 PM
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Poor lovesick Petrarch. Or Dante, exiled when he was on a trip elsewhere. Giovanni Boccaccio, author of "The Decameron" would also be pretty entertaining.

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Old Dec 7th, 2001, 06:02 PM
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Shanna have you seen the Pinsky edition of Dante's Inferno?My friend's brother-in-law illustrated it.
 
Old Dec 7th, 2001, 09:31 PM
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Ahhh! To have hung out at Sylvia Beach's Shakespeare & Co; to have met Joyce & Beckett, drunk w/ F. Scott & danced in a fountain w/ Zelda, disdained Hemingway in person, eaten Adrienne Monnier's famous chicken dinner, giggled as George Antheuil (sp?) climbed the side of the bldg. to get to his apt. above Sylvia's bookstore, listened to T.S. Eliot recite his own poetry. Yup, the '20s are DEFINITELY my era!

Mary
 
Old Dec 8th, 2001, 02:11 PM
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A conversation with Sartre,Jean Cocteau,Marcel Duchamp,Gaugin,Latrec,different times, but I would love to sit and talk about everything and anything with these people~
 
Old Dec 9th, 2001, 12:20 AM
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Samuel Johnson & his circle, Boswell, Goldsmith & the rest of them, very high-spirited, vigorous, humorous and sometimes caustic people who appear to have actually had fun in life and seem to have been able to bring out wit and insightful observations from a lot of ordinary people they came upon whom many intellectuals would likely have felt oppressed by.

Ben Jonson's literary drinking circle, "The Sons of Ben", seem to have operated along similar lines.

I would love to visit Periclean Athens and talk to Socrates, Plato, Sophocles, Alcibiades, Aristophanes, etc, though I would need a long visit to get my Ancient Greek up to dialogue speed.

Bohemian London between the wars and the first few years after them.

Tolstoy.
 

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