Some times the information is interesting and at other times it borders on banality-my opinion-the book I am reading at present is a good example; at times Proust's insights into French life during his time is enlightening as we read about the Dreyfus Affair http://alsdomain.weebly.com/4/post/2013/10/the-dreyfus-affair.html#.UnEgJXAtzDM , Marcel's linking for and travels concerning the work of John Ruskin and now how the Church and Government are splitting apart, yet, on the other hand there is the constant mention of his paranoia about his health, which as far as I can tell has nothing wrong with it, or perhaps not being born in the city and pampered as he was, I love the open air and winds.
A short while ago he wrote to get his mother to ask should he buy a sponge, as the servant had forgot to pack one for his trip and now he writes telling how a safety pin which cannot be found is keeping him awake-is this really the man who wrote one of the great collections of French literature? http://www.amazon.com/Remembrance-Things-Past-Search-ebook/dp/B0082XNYYG/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383145325&sr=1-7&keywords=marcel+proust+in+search+of+lost+time
I have the first volume, I must admit the amount of homo-erotic writing mentioned in the biography I find a little off-putting and the first volume has a lot more as we examine the author's
His travelogue is fascinating too, as he visits so many places that I wished to see, yet had no chance.
If the equivalent today is the blog, mine must appear tame to you, most of my time is spent writing or reading and now going to hospital appointments for a heart and lung condition-which is a long standing condition.
My last holiday was three years ago, when I took a working holiday to Scarborough and since my tendon injury http://alsdomain.weebly.com/1/post/2013/08/writing-restrictions.html#.UnEjS3AtzDM I haven't been beyond Bristol for over 2 1/4 years.