Friday, February 02, 2007

In the shade of the girls in flowers

À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs translates in Babelfish as ' In the shade of the girls in flowers' which seems pretty good compared to Within a the Budding Grove.


Marcel Proust, Edmund White Chapter 1:

in 1895, she [Collete] wrote Proust a letter in which she acknowledged that he had recognized a crucial truth: "The word is not a representation but a living thing, and it is much less a mnemonic sign than a pictorial translation."

Marcel Proust, Norman Barth, Paris Kiosque - July 2001 - Volume 8, Number 7

contains a sample of Proust's handwriting


Can someone tell me what Cocteau is saying:


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