Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Fame is not its own reward
There are some authors who have chosen not to seek the limelight, as we read at Flavorwire.com. 'Proust, who soundproofed his studio with cork walls and installed layers of heavy curtains to keep the light out, would stay up for days on end working on his 3,200-page masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. When greeting guests, he was often unsure of whether it was day or night. As his writer friend Leon-Paul Fargue described him at the time: “He looked like a man who no longer lives outdoors or by day, a hermit who hasn’t emerged from his oak tree for a long time.” ' More...
Posted by Jim Menick at 11:21 AM