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Horowitz plays Debussy L’isle joyeuse,: great compositions/performances


Horowitz plays Debussy L’isle joyeuse

quotation: “Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.” George Eliot


Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: MARCEL PROUST (1871) (and with him: “À la recherche du temps perdu”)


Marcel Proust (1871)

One of the great literary figures of the modern age, Proust was a French author who is best known for À la recherche du temps perdu, his 3,200-page masterpiece. After the death of his mother, the asthmatic Proust increasingly withdrew to eccentric seclusion, where he wrote his multivolume, semi-auto biographical work. The discursive novel explores issues of human psychology, time, memory, and desire, but Proust died before completing it. What is the English translation of his novel’s title? More… Discuss