Sunday, September 2, 2007

proust questionnaire

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my responses to questions proust answered at age 13:

what do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
uselessness, helplessness

where would you like to live?

what is your idea of earthly happiness?
reading, writing, playing with my dog

to what faults do you feel most indulgent?
promiscuity, vanity, self-indulgence

who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
achilles, huckleberry finn, prince myshkin, tarzan, doctor benway, serge gorodish

who are your favorite characters in history?
christopher marlowe, lord byron, walt whitman, marcel proust, ludwig wittgenstein, frank o'hara

who are your favorite heroines in real life?
gertrude stein, simone weil, flannery o'connor, nina simone, patricia highsmith, sandra bernhard

who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
anna karenina, emma bovary, mary poppins, sally bowles, blanche dubois, mame dennis

your favorite painter?

your favorite musician?
glenn gould

the quality you most admire in a man?

the quality you most admire in a woman?

your favorite virtue?

your favorite occupation?

who would you have liked to be?
a more reckless version of myself

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