Sunday, March 4, 2012

Another Royal Road through Proust …

is provided by Eric Karpeles' Paintings in Proust, wherein passages mentioning paintings occur along with the paintings themselves. This can lead to some disappointment, as when Charlus praises Mme de Surgis' portrait by Jacquet

whereas Van Dyck's portrait of the brothers Stuart is more concordant with his greater interest (in her sons).

Still and all, a most attractive and well-made volume, and selling at a steep discount on Amazon.

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