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Proust was a Philosophy Major... - Proustians: Peregrine Bergman and I have started a philosophy, politics, religion book discussion group based on the Columbia University Contemporary Civilization curriculum. We project to meet at the Westwood Panera Bread on non-Proust Sundays David J. Jul 23, 2017 3:46 PM
Re: [proust] Birthday greetings, Marcel - Sharon, How have you been? What are you up to? How is the book Margo Jul 15, 2017 11:46 PM
Re: [proust] Birthday greetings, Marcel - Sharon, not Susan Sent from my iPhone On Jul 15, 2017, at 9:45 PM, David Johnson < Sharon M. Jul 15, 2017 11:04 PM
Birthday greetings, Marcel - Happy birthday, Monsieur Proust, July 10th 1871, Birthday greetings and from Susan, a review David J. Jul 15, 2017 9:45 PM
Side Projects - Proustians: In addition to your reading for our Groups 1, 2, 4 and/or FW, you can add to your summer book fun by participating in one or more of the following extra-curricular activities: Help dete David J. Jul 15, 2017 10:55 AM
Cory Buckner Lecture/ Book Signing - ​​Message from Cory: I hope you can attend my lecture on my mentor, architect Frederic P. Lyman, FAIA. It will be a the Santa Monica Library at  1PM . Please see the link below for details and I am including a few a David J. Jun 30, 2017 3:06 PM
Re: [proust] Thomas Mann's Pacific Palisades home sold - Thank you for this info.   On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 1:23 PM, David Johnson < Afton B. Jun 27, 2017 7:58 AM
Bloomsday 2017 Alert - Joyceans: This quick message to alert you to the celebration of David J. Jun 14, 2017 9:56 PM
Meetup details changed: Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales [1390] Please read pages: 3-193 - To allow for breathing time after our June 2017 launches of Finnegans Wake and Madame Bovary , I've shifted our reading of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to a July start date. For more details, see the full listing: David J. Jun 11, 2017 3:37 PM
Dreyfus, Proust, Joyce and Kafka - Proustians: 1) Enjoy an extensive article /review on Proust, Joyce and Kafka and the Dreyfus case. It is curious that while Proust wrote about his qu David J. Jun 7, 2017 11:44 PM
Our Proust Group -Summer 2017 - Proustians: What follows is a state of the group communication on the occasion of our completion of our fourth cycle through In Search of Lost Time . Heartiest congratulations to those members who made it through the David J. May 31, 2017 1:50 PM
Meetup details changed: Ovid: Metamorphoses [8 CE]­­­ Norton Critical Ed. DISCUSS Bks X-XII - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­events/240354648/ When : Sunday, June 4,[masked]:00 PM David J. May 28, 2017 9:32 PM
Night out at the Getty Villa - Ovidians: As a special tie-in (well, sort of) to our reading of Ovid in the 2000th anniversary of his death, Zocalo Public Square is sponsoring a free (well, except for $10 parking)  David J. May 10, 2017 10:55 PM
Re: [proust] Finnegan alone - Oh my god this is so beautiful. thank you for the image. I collect images. Sent from my iPhon Afton B. May 4, 2017 1:40 PM
Re: [proust] Finnegan alone - nice to hear from you Afton. I remember you from the Greg S. May 4, 2017 12:54 PM
Re: [proust] Finnegan alone - I want to share that I miss our groups.  The added great richness to my life. Unfortunately life has manifest to my work sch Afton B. May 4, 2017 11:01 AM
Re: [proust] Finnegan alone - I vote for just doing Greg S. May 4, 2017 10:41 AM
Re: [proust] Finnegan alone - Hi David,  I would love to do The Man Without Qualities, but I cannot do it at noon, only at 10:00 am.  I hate Finnigan's Wake, and would participate only once out of pure curiosity. Can't Lori M. May 2, 2017 8:50 AM
Ovid at RSC and Westwood - Not just our readers group, but The Royal Shakespeare Company also is commemorating the two thousandth anniversary of Roman poet Ovid's death in David J. May 1, 2017 11:19 AM
Re: [proust] Finnegan alone - Have no interest in Barnes, Portrait or Musil; voting for Finnegan alone. Kathy Cairo On Apr 30, 2017, at 4:53 PM, Davi Kathy C. Apr 30, 2017 10:18 PM
Re: [proust] Finnegan alone - Joyceans , Proustians , et al . Jay P. Apr 30, 2017 10:16 PM
Next Borges May 7th; Barnes on Flaubert - Please Note: next Borges Meetup is May 7th , not Mother's Day, May 14th when only our Proust and Ovid groups will meet to celebrate mom. David J. Apr 30, 2017 7:02 PM
Re: [proust] Finnegan alone - I'm aboard for FW, but not at 10am. Later. Please. On Apr 30,[masked]:53 PM, "David Johnson" < [address removed] Stuart H. Apr 30, 2017 6:30 PM
Finnegan alone - Joyceans: It has been suggested by a member familiar with Finnegans Wake (FW) that we focus our group on the Joyce rather than split our session and attention between FW and another work. With at least 14 pages to read-aloud and discuss, with r David J. Apr 30, 2017 4:53 PM
Reading life after FOB '17 - Proustians: I certainly hope those of you who attended the LA Times Festival of books last weekend had as much fun as I did -see front page news. David J. Apr 24, 2017 1:29 PM
DKJ Schedule For Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Greetings, all, David J. Apr 22, 2017 8:23 AM
Re: [proust] Proustians at Book Fest - Cory: David J. Apr 21, 2017 9:10 AM
Re: [proust] Proustians at Book Fest - Congratulations! Sent from my iPhone On Apr 21, 2017, at 7:16 AM, Cory Buckner < pro Margo Apr 21, 2017 8:04 AM
Re: [proust] Proustians at Book Fest - Thanks, David. I plan on taking the Expo. I'm at the Jonathan Lethem conversation at 1:30 on Sunday. Let's seek each other out! -Stuart Stuart H. Apr 20, 2017 6:22 PM
Re: [proust] Proustians at Book Fest - David, I will also be at Festival of Books on Saturday, noon to 2, signing my second book, Crestwood Hills, The Chronicle of a Modern Utopia.  Here is the info: Cory B. Apr 20, 2017 5:45 PM
Proustians at Book Fest - Proustians: Several of our members will be attending the L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC this weekend. You should too -joining the celebration of reading and contemporary books. For David J. Apr 20, 2017 4:26 PM
Proust Poll Follow-up - Proustians: So far our latest poll has a 29 percent participation rate. To hike the rate closer to 100 percent, the poll has been edited adding generic offerings so that now there is at least something each member can endorse. Vote David J. Apr 8, 2017 2:58 AM
New Poll opened on next reads for Group #2 - Fans of 20th Century Fiction: Please help us choose which title(s) our Group #2 (20th C. Lit) next should read and discuss. Four of the titles under consideration are long or very long, four are short so we might schedule several of varying len David J. Apr 4, 2017 7:29 PM
Re: [proust] Critical analysis of literature by computer - I'll take the Distant Reading article to absurdities. Greg S. Apr 1, 2017 12:12 PM
Critical analysis of literature by computer - Proustians: A new book on my favorite subject, bibliometrics or the computational, qualitative analysis of li David J. Mar 31, 2017 3:48 PM
This April 2nd Special in Addition to Being Earth Day 2017 - Proustians: This Sunday, April 2, 2017 , is a special day for our Proust Readers Group and member Tony Faggioli. And you have four opportunities to participate. It all takes place at in La Canada off David J. Mar 27, 2017 10:13 PM
Re: [proust] William Carter Proust Webcast - David~ Sorry, for the confusion, David. I can see it, because, I am a subscriber . Marcelita S. Mar 21, 2017 1:44 AM
Re: [proust] William Carter Proust Webcast - I'm able to see it. On Mar 20, 2017, at 9:03 PM, David Johnson < proust-li Armen Mar 20, 2017 9:12 PM
Re: [proust] William Carter Proust Webcast - Perhaps, try again. Maybe only questioners get free access. The proof will be if other members also cannot access. You are the first mentioning a problem. --David David J. Mar 20, 2017 9:03 PM
Re: [proust] William Carter Proust Webcast - Is this subscriber only? On Mar 20, 2017, at 2:38 PM, David Johnson < Marcelita S. Mar 20, 2017 8:31 PM
William Carter Proust Webcast - Proustians: Here is Prof. Carter's latest Proust Webcast where he answers –satisfactorily or not– questions from readers including me. Note importance of Wagner to Pro David J. Mar 20, 2017 11:38 AM
Hamilton in Hollywood tickets - Hamiltonians: For those of you who are, or are prospective, Hamilton addicts, ticket information has been announced for the show's four and a half month run at the H David J. Mar 18, 2017 6:26 PM
New Proust for 2017 - Proustians: Letters to His Neighbor . Marcel Proust, Translated by Lydia Davis. New York: Melville House [New Directions], 2017  [Aug]  ISBN: [masked] David J. Mar 4, 2017 7:40 PM
Wanderer Amongst Many Book Covers - Casparians: Here an example of publisher design laziness/cheapness as Goodreads offers a list of 19 books covered by the same iconic 1818 pa David J. Feb 26, 2017 2:06 PM
Re: [proust] Oscar Week Tickets for you - Great. Thanks! Margo Feb 19, 2017 9:32 AM
Re: [proust] Oscar Week Tickets for you - Margo: David J. Feb 19, 2017 7:05 AM
Re: [proust] Oscar Week Tickets for you - David, I would love a ticket for the documentaries, if one us still availa Margo Feb 18, 2017 11:10 PM
Oscar Week Tickets for you - Cinematic Proustians: You've just seen Marcel in [1904] motion , now be part of the Motion Picture Academy's [2017] Oscar Week lineup of David J. Feb 18, 2017 5:54 PM
Re: [proust] Proust in motion - Yes, it is very interesting to see Monsieur Proust in a film footage. It is also interesting to notice, as you pointed out, David, he is alone, as usual. It must have been very difficult for him to be so alone in that big, bad, beautif John U. Feb 17, 2017 6:50 PM
Proust in motion - Proustians: Thanks to Greg, Tony and Cory for alerting our group to brief, 1904 newsreel footage of Proust as a departing wedding guest. See their notes for the link. Of course, he attends accompanied only by a walking stick.  Many of the we David J. Feb 17, 2017 2:18 PM
Which James to consider? - Proustians, Now, as experienced Proust readers, we should be comfortable with, if not masters of, deciphering long, complex sentences. So, do you think it's time we consider reading Henry Jame David J. Feb 10, 2017 11:27 PM
Re: [proust] Proust reads Orwell?? - I probably cannot join this. But I suggest it be paired with Atwood's A Handsmaids Tale. Two great dystopian works Sent lawrence Jan 26, 2017 1:23 PM
Proust reads Orwell?? - Proustians: The book world's response to President Trump and adviser Conway's "alternative facts" has been a huge surge in the sales of George Orwell's dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four David J. Jan 26, 2017 11:00 AM
Go Whaling in Westwood and More 2017 Adventures - Fellow Proustians: We've made it past the inauguration so now's the time to cheer up by perusing your favorite Book Group's ambitious plans for 2017. Your prospects for the year will brighten as your eyes widen with these delights based on our David J. Jan 24, 2017 12:01 AM
Re: [proust] Bloom, Brideshead and Borges - Thanks Stuart for your quick response: David J. Jan 7, 2017 10:21 PM
Re: [proust] Bloom, Brideshead and Borges - David, I'd gladly read more Borges ... not to mention Nabokov ... as long as it''s NOT at 10am or earlier. Even 11am would be (barely) manageable. Help me out here! On Stuart H. Jan 7, 2017 6:32 PM
Bloom, Brideshead and Borges - Proustians, Joyceans, Nabokovians and all, Bloom, Brideshead and Borges More afterthoughts on Bloom. Due to the still high infant mortality rate of the time [late 19th-c Ireland] - which would have been known to the s David J. Jan 7, 2017 3:50 PM
Dining after Discussing - Proustians and Nabokovians: For an after-session luncheon suggestion, below are Jonathon Gold's responses to recent David J. Dec 31, 2016 11:35 AM
Goodreads Starting Proust Again; Tech Connects - Proustians, Goodreads is starting a new cycle reading ISOLT on January 1, 2017 after similar cycles in David J. Dec 25, 2016 2:17 PM
Why Penguin Proust stops at Vol 4 in U.S. - Proustians: For those of you who don't remember why the U.S. publication of the Penguin series of new Proust translations stopped at volume four ( Sodom and Gomorrah ) David J. Dec 17, 2016 8:41 AM
Re: [proust] Lifetime Reading Plan - Thanks for the vote of confidence. I would have liked to have picked up the gauntlet on this one. I'd love to see a nonfiction group come about, and will do w Anthony A. Dec 6, 2016 10:48 PM
Re: [proust] Lifetime Reading Plan - Anthony: David J. Dec 6, 2016 9:27 PM
Re: [proust] Lifetime Reading Plan - Uhh, immediate impressions (and with my own prejudice (like towards the arts and religion)): For Plato, I would fill this in with the Timeaus (the crea Anthony A. Dec 5, 2016 2:45 PM
Lifetime Reading Plan - Proustians, I read the second edition of Clifton Fadiman’s Lifetime Reading Plan when it appeared in 1978 and appreciated the structure it provided for consuming the western canon even if one could always quarrel over the entries and omission David J. Dec 4, 2016 3:20 PM
Re: [proust] Thomas Mann's Pacific Palisades home sold - Very interesting. Thanks, David! Maxine Nov 22, 2016 7:49 PM
Thomas Mann's Pacific Palisades home sold - Proustians: In 2014, our group read Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain. At the time I mentioned that Mann lived in Pacific Palisades before, during and after World War II during his 14-year exile from Europe. He sold the house on San Rem David J. Nov 22, 2016 1:23 PM
Readers Resolutions 2017 - To My Favorite Readers, To help you get your 2017 reading year off in robust fashion and salve your possible Trump anxiety, your Proust Readers Support Group offers discussions of these iconic reads beginning in January: Group 1 starts David J. Nov 15, 2016 11:11 PM
Pico Blvd to Venice Beach; Urban Hiking to Whaling - Here is something that Proust would not do but Melville might... As I have done for the last ten Saturdays before Thanksgiving, I will be walking the length of one of Los Angeles' great boulevards with a cohort of fellow bi-pedal enthusiasts. I David J. Nov 13, 2016 10:48 AM
Aesthetic design opinions wanted - Proustians: After five years of the same old, I have posted a draft refreshment of our Proust Readers home page using French flag colors and our best photo in place of the text banner. I moved the gro David J. Oct 30, 2016 9:03 PM
More Joyce Resources - For the Joyceans amongst us Proustians: This resource was useful during our "Circe" discussion this morning to separate the various hallucinatory states: An online, annotated (based on Gifford), c David J. Oct 23, 2016 9:17 PM
Proust Connect via Skype and Muse in New York video - Proustians: Our Skype test today was successful so now up to four vacationing members can participate remotely in our Sunday discussions -including those permanent New York residents. Contact the event David J. Oct 16, 2016 10:20 AM
Re: [proust] Aznavour in Los Angeles - Sounds wonderful, but, like Margo, I'll be out of town.... Amy Sinclair [address removed] Amy S. Oct 8, 2016 5:49 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Pick 2016s Top Fiction - I have the two I chose by my bed and will begin after the final Beckett meeting. On Sat, Oct 8, 2016 at 3:41 PM, David J Afton B. Oct 8, 2016 5:40 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Pick 2016s Top Fiction - I read Underground Railroad which, though not without some literary merit, was ultimately underwhelming. I also read Lamb of Heaven whic Armen Oct 8, 2016 3:51 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Pick 2016s Top Fiction - Proustians: Here are the finalists for the 2016 National Book Award in Fiction and Non-Fiction. Which have you read? I'm reading The Throwback Specia l. David J. Oct 8, 2016 3:41 PM
Re: [proust] Aznavour in Los Angeles - David, Yes Margo Oct 8, 2016 1:08 PM
Re: [proust] Aznavour in Los Angeles - I'm in too. Might go higher in cost if it means we don't get nosebleeds. Lynn Sent from my iPhone On Oct 8, Lynn Oct 8, 2016 10:52 AM
Re: [proust] Aznavour in Los Angeles - I would be but only at the $75. On Sat, Oct 8, 2016 at 9:50 AM, John U < Afton B. Oct 8, 2016 10:23 AM
Re: [proust] Aznavour in Los Angeles - David, Charles Aznavour is a treasure. I saw him at the University of Detroit about forty five years ago. I checked for tickets and there are some available from $75 to $500. Do you think we can go as a group? Do you know i John U. Oct 8, 2016 9:50 AM
Aznavour in Los Angeles - Alert! The incredible Charles Aznavour in concert at age 92 on October 28, 2016 at the Pantages Theater in Holly David J. Oct 7, 2016 4:21 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Pick 2016s Top Fiction - I will read Sweet Lamb of Heaven. Armen On Sep 16, 2016, at 6:04 PM, Afton Blake < Armen Sep 18, 2016 3:36 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Pick 2016s Top Fiction - Great idea, DJ, as usual; but time alas! will not permit.  In fact, I will with great regret miss tomorrow's Beckett session, having just been advised of a change in my rehearsal schedule.  Stuart H. Sep 16, 2016 11:05 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Pick 2016s Top Fiction - Oh Great!  My two preferences really grabbed me. On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 6:18 PM, David Johnson < Afton B. Sep 16, 2016 6:23 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Pick 2016s Top Fiction - Yes, Afton, and thanks for your quick response. I'll switch to The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelor   --David On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 6:05 PM, Afton Blake David J. Sep 16, 2016 6:18 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Pick 2016s Top Fiction - I would like to go What Belongs to You and Imagine Me Gone.  Can I do Imagine me Gone when you have jumped in it with?   Afton B. Sep 16, 2016 6:04 PM
Proust Readers Pick 2016s Top Fiction - Proustians: With our reading skills well-honed by luxuriating in the classics, why don't we tiptoe into the contemporary fiction world and help out this year's prize committees by offering our opinion on the semi-finalists for the National Book David J. Sep 16, 2016 5:49 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Poll: 2016 Results - I'm happy to do Finnigan's Wake. I was under the impression that the people who most want to do it are on the west side and want to attend a group Afton B. Sep 14, 2016 8:21 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Poll: 2016 Results - The proposed text that interests me most, and almost exclusively, is "Finnegans Wake", which I would love to tackle with a group in December or perhaps just after the turn of the year. In the meantime, provided I have time, I'd Stuart H. Sep 14, 2016 7:39 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Poll: 2016 Results - For myself, lukewarm about Orlando, and friend who is interested in Finnegans Wake may not be interested in a different book; will check. For Kathy C. Sep 14, 2016 7:14 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Poll: 2016 Results - I'm actually going to be out of town at Esalen on the 25th. So I am we can try for the first weekend in October. I think that it's also available t Afton B. Sep 14, 2016 6:52 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Poll: 2016 Results - Great good feedback. Orlando seems easy to read but lots of meat on every page. But not hard to understand. Lots to discuss. How about Afton B. Sep 14, 2016 6:50 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Poll: 2016 Results - Afton, How many sessions would it take to do justice to Orlando? A themed group might be stronger appeal to launch Pasadena than a single title ex.: Russian classics, 2001+ Fiction prize winners, David J. Sep 14, 2016 6:20 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Poll: 2016 Results - Hello.  I have found out that the Zephyr Cafe is available the 4th Sundays of the month from 2 to 4.  I wonder if anyone is interested in Orlando?  I know it is not on the list voted on. Afton B. Sep 14, 2016 4:24 PM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Poll: 2016 Results - I am going to check out times available on Sunday afternoons at the Zephyr tomorrow. On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 10:34 AM, Ka Afton B. Sep 10, 2016 8:04 AM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Poll: 2016 Results - Oh yes, I work Sunday mornings so it would be in the afternoon. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 9, 2016, at 11:28 AM, Stuart Howard Afton B. Sep 9, 2016 11:40 AM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Poll: 2016 Results - Great. That's three of us. Let's see if we can get two more. We need five. to create an energy. I will bring it up with my Socrates Caf Afton B. Sep 9, 2016 11:40 AM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Poll: 2016 Results - I've wanted to read Finnegans Wake for 40 years and feel that this can best be accomplished with the aid of a support group like this one. It certainly worked for Proust, and Finnegans Wake is far more difficult than ISOLT. I'd be wil Stuart H. Sep 9, 2016 11:27 AM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Poll: 2016 Results - Hello Everyone! We a NATALIA Sep 9, 2016 10:53 AM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Poll: 2016 Results - Afton, I have a friend in Pasadena who's interested in a Finnegans Wake group there, and I'd go, too. Kathy Cairo On Se Kathy C. Sep 9, 2016 8:32 AM
Re: [proust] Proust Readers Poll: 2016 Results - I'll check these out.  Should a I choose a book and confirm location before asking who would like to/be willing to meet in Pasadena?  If we have enough people than going with the grou Afton B. Sep 4, 2016 4:35 PM

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