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Thursday, February 16, 2006


Those dream dinner parties, when they actually happen, always seem to end like this: "Despite the Schiffs' best efforts, however, this encounter of greats was an anti-climax. Proust managed to offend Stravinsky. Joyce fell asleep and snored volubly. When Joyce and Proust finally spoke to each other, their exchange consisted of such profundities as: 'Do you like truffles?' (Proust) and 'Yes I do' (Joyce). Others claimed that Proust informed Joyce that he had never read his works, and Joyce informed Proust that he had never read his. "