Sunday, March 31, 2013

Proust as editor

If the editing of a long manuscript puts you off, think of Proust with ALL THOSE PAGES  not just to write but to edit.  Must have been so daunting.  Especially daunting if unwell.  If trying to finish before he died.  The Atlantic has an article about Proust as editor.  Hard to believe he could do this.      All I can say is "Wow!"

Proust editing Proust

Happy Easter to everyone.  We're having fare from the 2003 Bon Appetit:  Ham with a glaze of mustard and red currant jelly and a rhubarb chutney. Medley of white and green asparagus.   Whipped cauliflower.  Slice avocado on mixed greens.  Fresh sliced pineapple for dessert.  Sounds good, doesn't it?  No Proustian pineapple salad.

Baked Ham-with-Mustard-Red-Currant-Glaze-and-Rhubarb-Chutney

Baked Ham with  Rhubard Chutney from 2003 Bon Appetit

The other Odette