Re: Hemingway quote
- Hi Vaughan,
Thanks for the beautiful quote.. I've just finished Swann's way few minutes ago, and I feel that in addition to its philosphical implaction, it showed deep psychological insights as well about human behavior and the conflicts and ambivalent feelings (Love/hatred)one may experience when in love, even the destructive pattern of behavior the role of tortured victime some people may play (which might be fulfilling some secondary benefits or goals)..
The book in general, unlike many other books, made me think about life through our memories, and how we try to build it through the recollection of biased memories (as we don't remember things neutrally, but we change them in a way that matches the moments we recollect them).. A really great book with many layers of meanings.
--- In crgII@yahoogroups.com, vaughan jackson <vaughanjackson@...> wrote:
> Salvete Omnes (Latin for Greetings All),
> Hi guys and gals,
> June has been a great month. And lots of good discussion about Proust.
> Here is a quote from Ernest Hemingway:
> " All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened,
> and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards
> it all belongs to you ; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and places
> and how the weather was. "
> By Line - Ernest Hemingway, p 184.
> I think this applies to Proust, dont you?