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Les réflexions d'une proustienne sur sa vie, et en quoi elle lui rappelle dans des épisodes du quotidien des passages de "A la recherche du temps perdu", en Français et en Anglais

In Search of Time P for present, past and Proust; a story of my father, and madeleines

Publié le 12 Août 2017 par proust pour tous

A photograph of the bed of my father's patient

The best madeleines don't always follow a Julia Child's recipe, they are in my memory. Click:

In Search of Time P: madeleines 

 

Many years had elapsed during which nothing of Combray, save what was comprised in the theatre and the drama of my going to bed there, had any existence for me, when one day in winter, as I came home, my mother, seeing that I was cold, offered me some tea, a thing I did not ordinarily take. I declined at first, and then, for no particular reason, changed my mind. She sent out for one of those short, plump little cakes called ‘petites madeleines,’ which look as though they had been moulded in the fluted scallop of a pilgrim’s shell. And soon, mechanically, weary after a dull day with the prospect of a depressing morrow, I raised to my lips a spoonful of the tea in which I had soaked a morsel of the cake. No sooner had the warm liquid, and the crumbs with it, touched my palate than a shudder ran through my whole body, and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary changes that were taking place. An exquisite pleasure had invaded my senses, but individual, detached, with no suggestion of its origin. Swann's Way

 

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