Proust was an artmonk

Posted by on Oct 30, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

“[R]enunciation is not always total from the very first moment—the self that commits us to it is a former self, one that has not yet been acted upon by the fact of the renunciation itself, whether it be the renunciation of the invalid, the monk, the artist, or the hero… Before we have committed ourselves to it, our whole concern is to know how we may be able to reconcile it with certain pleasures, which will cease being pleasures as soon as we have experience of it.”

—p.409, Marcel Proust’s In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (v. 2 of In Search of Lost Time), translated by James Grieve.

I’m back in Berkeley with a number of interesting projects that will be taking up my time this fall, so posting here will happen even more sporadically than it has for the past few weeks.

And my Proust-reading habit, so newly reinvigorated, will have to go temporarily re-renounced.

If there are any iPad enthusiasts out there (since a new project for the little device is one of my intervening items), drop me a line and tell me what your favorite monkish apps are.

nathan@artmonastery.org

“[R]enunciation is not always total from the very first moment—the self that commits us to it is a former self, one that has not yet been acted upon by the fact of the renunciation itself, whether it be the renunciation of the invalid, the monk, the artist, or the hero… Before we have committed ourselves to it, our whole concern is to know how we may be able to reconcile it with certain pleasures, which will cease being pleasures as soon as we have experience of it.”

—p.409, Marcel Proust’s In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (v. 2 of In Search of Lost Time), translated by James Grieve.

I’m back in Berkeley with a number of interesting projects that will be taking up my time this fall, so posting here will happen even more sporadically than it has for the past few weeks.

And my Proust-reading habit, so newly reinvigorated, will have to go temporarily re-renounced.

If there are any iPad enthusiasts out there (since a new project for the little device is one of my intervening items), drop me a line and tell me what your favorite monkish apps are.

nathan@artmonastery.org

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