Comments for In a Budding Grove: A Cafe Terrace at Night
I'm now up to page 300 in Within a Budding Grove and have now finished the "Madame Swann at Home" section of the book. Next up is "Place Names."
This week has been crazy busy for me. With that in mind, I've been running the blog mostly on autopilot and when it came time to crack open Proust I read my thirty pages in a daze. As it was the summary or conclusion of the first section the plot has gone on hiatus for the narrator to think instead of the broader picture. In this case, it's the beauty of Paris in April.
While I was reading the loving description of Paris I had the Judy Garland song "Rose Red, Violets Blue" from Gay Purr-ee in my head. The song isn't available on YouTube. If it were, I'd include it in this post. Rather than find a similar video or scene from a movie (maybe An American in Paris) I decided to go with a painting. The image on the right is Vincent Van Gogh's A Cafe Terrace at Night which he painted in 1888. It gives a good sense of Paris as experienced by Proust's narrator.
See you back next week for my thoughts on pages 301-330.
Swann's Way posts:
Lisa's First Word, Baby Mine, I Sing the Body Electric, The Lady in Pink, Bleeding Gums Murphy, Caturday, Cherry Blossoms, Marge Simpson, Liana Telfer, Bender in Love, Margaret Dumont, Hyacinth Bucket, Rose, Mildred Krebs, Pepé Le Pew, Jack Harness, Cordelia Chase, Saffron, Thomas O'Malley.
Within a Budding Grove posts:
Nanowrimo, Cheers, Robert Langdon, Kif and Amy, Dead Weight, Clark Kent, Lex Luthor, Paris is a Lonely Town, And Then There's Maude, A Cafe Terrace at Night, North by Northwest, Top Hat, Chez Deetz, Ah, My Goddess!, David, Auntie Mame, Brunhilde Esterhazy, Gusteau's, Shell Beach.